paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis


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paraneoplastic encephalomyelitis

Abbreviation: PEM
An inflammatory disorder of the central nervous system that occurs in the setting of a cancer found in another part of the body and probably results from the remote effects of some antigen or hormone released by the tumor.
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