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Stiff Person Syndrome: A Case Report

Patricia A. Kelly

Carolyn Kuberski

paraneoplastic syndrome, neurological, auto-immune, malignancy, stiff person
CJON 2014, 18(4), 465-467. DOI: 10.1188/14.CJON.465-467

The case report features a patient who had a diagnosis of a common type of breast cancer with an uncommon neurologic syndrome. She had extreme pain and progressive stiffness with cognitive and functional decline. This article includes the pathogenesis and treatment options for a rare, but treatable, autoimmune disorder of malignancy called stiff person syndrome.

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