Paraneoplastic Polymyalgia Rheumatica as Manifestation of a Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumour

Linhares Santos, Luís Felipe and Teixeira Graça Fernandes, Cláudia Susana and Mendes Duarte Rodrigues Teotónio, António Pedro (2014) Paraneoplastic Polymyalgia Rheumatica as Manifestation of a Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumour. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 1-5. ISSN 2284-2594

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Autoimmune diseases may present as paraneoplastic syndrome. This is especially recognized in the case of polymyositis/dermatomyositis, but is less common in polymyalgia rheumatica. The authors describe the case of a 73-year-old man who presented with pain and stiffness of the scapular and pelvic girdles associated with asthenia lasting for a few weeks. The presence of therapeutic resistance and other atypical features directed the investigation towards the search of an occult malignancy. Patient evaluation revealed a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumour. After surgical treatment of the underlying neoplasia, the patient recovered fully with resolution of the rheumatic disease.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Paraneoplastic syndrome, polymyalgia rheumatica, cancer
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale) > 616.9 Altre malattie (altri rami della Medicina) > 616.99 Tumori, malattie contagiose
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2016 16:16
Last Modified: 03 Aug 2016 08:19

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