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Relapsing sensorimotor neuropathy with ophthalmoplegia, antidisialosyl antibodies, and extramembranous glomerulonephritis

Arnaud Delval, Tanya Stojkovic, Patrick Vermersch
Muscle & Nerve 2006, 33 (2): 274-7
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A 72-year-old man presented with oculomotor dysfunction, subacute relapsing sensorimotor neuropathy, elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, IgM monoclonal paraprotein, cold agglutinins, and antidisialosyl IgM antibodies, features previously described by the acronym CANOMAD (chronic ataxic neuropathy with ophthalmoplegia, M protein, agglutination, and disialosyl antibodies). The patient also had extramembranous glomerulopathy associated with this syndrome. Treatment with corticosteroids improved both the neuropathy and glomerulopathy. This case suggests that the spectrum of neuropathy associated with monoclonal gammopathy may be broader than originally believed.

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