Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis: a case report

Authors

  • Syed Mohaimeen Ahmed Resident Medical Officer, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Rihan Azad Assistant Registrar, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mohammad Sakhawat Hossen Khan Registrar, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tanbin Rahman Registrar, Medicine, Greenlife Medical college, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Md Rashedul Islam Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v10i2.47747

Keywords:

Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis, squamous cell lung carcinoma, temporal lobe

Abstract

Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis is a multifocal inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system (CNS) that is associated with remote neoplasm. The most common malignancy associated with it is bronchial carcinoma, typically small cell carcinoma of the lung but it has also been reported to happen with squamous cell lung carcinoma. Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis should be considered as differential diagnosis in any patient with known malignancy who presents with altered behavior, involuntary movement of body or dementia. Here, we present a case of a 62-year-old male who presented as paraneoplastic encephalitis with squamous cell lung carcinoma.

Birdem Med J 2020; 10(2): 133-136

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Published

2020-06-23

How to Cite

Ahmed, S. M., Azad, M. R., Khan, M. S. H., Rahman, T., & Islam, M. R. (2020). Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis: a case report. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 10(2), 133–136. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v10i2.47747

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Case Reports