Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy Accompanied by Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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    • ABE Kazuo
    • The Department of Neurology,Osaka University Medical School
    • KAYANOKI Yoshiro
    • The Second Department of Internal Medicine,Osaka University Medical School
    • OSHIKAWA Osamu
    • The Second Department of Internal Medicine,Osaka University Medical School
    • YAMASAKI Eiji
    • The Second Department of Internal Medicine,Osaka University Medical School
    • KAWATA Sumio
    • The Second Department of Internal Medicine,Osaka University Medical School
    • MATSUZAWA Yuji
    • The Second Department of Internal Medicine,Osaka University Medical School

Abstract

We report a patient with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) accompanied by hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Due to the remarkable weakness in the lower limbs and loss of the position sense, he could not walk. On neurophysiological examination, he had impaired nerve conduction velocities. Biopsied nerve and muscle specimens demonstrated demyelination of nerve fibers and neurogenic degeneration of muscles. After steroid therapy he showed marked improvement in muscle strength and sensory function.<br>(Internal Medicine 36: 53-55, 1997)

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  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine 36(1), 53-55, 1997-01-01

    The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine

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