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Credentials

Education ?

Medical School Score
Texas Tech University (1999)
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Awards & Distinctions ?

Associations
American Board of Internal Medicine

Publications & Research

Dr. Neilson has contributed to 1 publication.
Title Paraneoplastic Opsoclonus-myoclonus Syndrome: Initial Presentation of Non-hodgkins Lymphoma.
Date October 2005
Journal Journal of Neuro-oncology
Excerpt

A 69 year-old man developed sudden-onset multidirectional, constant, involuntary ocular movements associated with vertigo, truncal ataxia and involuntary movements of the lower limbs. These features were typical of opsoclonus-myoclonus-ataxia syndrome (OMS). MRI of the brain was normal. CSF studies showed a single oligoclonal IgG band. A chest x-ray showed a 2-centimeter lesion in the periphery of the left lung. Fine needle aspiration biopsy of this lesion revealed large B-cell lymphoma. OMS can be either idiopathic or a paraneoplastic manifestation of underlying malignancy. 20 of OMS cases are paraneoplastic in origin; breast and lung cancer are responsible for 70 of these. Association of this syndrome with non-Hodgkins lymphoma is rare, with only one case previously reported.

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