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BrainWaves: A Neurology Podcast


Mar 16, 2017

Clumsiness can be hard to localize. But in a patient with a remote history of cancer, you should be suspicious for a number of things. In this week's clinical case, we discuss a patient who was cured of Hodgkins Lymphoma but returns with progressive dysmetria. BrainWaves podcasts and online content are intended for medical education only and should not be used to guide medical decision making in routine clinical practice. The content in this episode was vetted and approved by Joseph Berger. REFERENCES 1. Bellizzi A, Anzivino E, Rodio DM, et al. New insights on human polyomavirus JC and pathogenesis of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Clin Dev Immunol 2013;1-17. 2. Garcia-Suarez J, de Miguel D, Krsnik I, et al. Changes in the natural history of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy in HIV-negative lymphoproliferative disorders: Impact of novel therapies. Am J Hematol 2005;80(4):271-81. 3. Felli V, DiSibio A, Anselmi M, et al. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy following treatment with Rituximab in an HIV-negative patient with non-Hodgkin lymphoma: A case report and literature review. Neuroradiol J 2014;27(6):657-64. 4. Van Assche G, Van Ranst M, Sciot R, et al. Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy after natalizumab therapy for Crohn’s disease. N Engl J Med 2005;353:362-8. 5. Abate G, Corazzelli G, Ciarmiello A, et al. Neurologic complications of Hodgkin’s disease: A case history. Ann Oncol 1997;8(6):593-600. 6. Hoppe RT, Advani RH, Bierman PJ, et al. Hodgkin disease/lymphoma. Clinical practice guidelines in oncology. J Natl Compr Canc Netw 2006;4(3):210-30. 7. Pavlovic D, Patera AC, Nyberg F, et al. Progresive multifocal leukoencephalopathy: current treatment options and future perspectives 2015;8(6):255-73. 8. Cettomai D and McArthur JC. Mirtazapine use in human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy. Arch Neurol 2009(2):255-258. 9. Alstadhaug KB, Croughs T, Henriksen S, et al. Treatment of progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy with interleukin 7. JAMA Neurol 2014;71(8):1030-35.