Posterior Cord Syndrome and Trace Elements Deficiency as an Uncommon Presentation of Common Variable Immunodeficiency

@inproceedings{Macedo2017PosteriorCS,
  title={Posterior Cord Syndrome and Trace Elements Deficiency as an Uncommon Presentation of Common Variable Immunodeficiency},
  author={Yuri Silva Macedo and Ananda Dos Santos Mota and Priscila Morais Monteiro and Angela Cristina Gouv{\^e}a Carvalho and Barbara Fernandes Diniz and Pedro Gemal Lanzieri and Ricardo Carneiro Ramos and Luis Ot{\'a}vio Cardoso Mocarzel and Ronaldo Altenburg Gismondi},
  booktitle={Case reports in medicine},
  year={2017}
}
Diarrhea is one of the most common symptoms in common variable immunodeficiency, but neurologic manifestations are rare. We presented a 50-year-old woman with recurrent diarrhea and severe weight loss that developed a posterior cord syndrome. Endoscopy found a duodenal villous blunting, intraepithelial lymphocytosis, and lack of plasma cells and magnetic resonance imaging of the spine was normal. Laboratory assays confirmed common variable immunodeficiency syndrome and showed low levels of… CONTINUE READING
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