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paraneoplastic disorder

Posted by @pamelainfrance in Brain & Nervous System, Dec 10, 2012

My husband has recently been diagnosed with an advanced stage of pancreas cancer which is complicated by an encephalite which is part of the paraneoplastic disorders. The problem is that the antibody which attacked his brain in this disorder cannot be identified because it has never been seen before. But, I am looking for experiences of other spouses of family members of people who suffer from this disorder to know how it manifested. My husband has become very aggressive---he can be very degrading verbally This is so unkeeping with his personality---we had always had a very close and nurturing relationship. I am finding this new development difficult to cope with. Can anyone share their experiences with me? Thank you so very much.

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Posted by @alexsimon, Dec 12, 2012

Dear pamelainfrance -
I do not have any personal experiences to share with you - however Mayo Clinic does have some information available about encephalitis that could offer some more information: and

If you are interested in requesting an appointment to see a Mayo Clinic physician in MN, FL or AZ, please click on the Request an Appointment button on the upper right hand corner of the screen.

I hope others on this sight can offer you insights into personal experiences.


Posted by @alexsimon, Dec 12, 2012

Also, there is a post By Neur­olog­ical Para­neop­last­ic Syndrome - on a similar topic.

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