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September 1976

Cerebellar Degeneration With Hodgkin Disease: An Immunological Study

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Neurology and Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis. Dr Osterland is currently with the Department of Medicine (Royal Victoria Hospital), McGill University School of Medicine, Montreal. Dr Hendin is in private practice.

Arch Neurol. 1976;33(9):660-661. doi:10.1001/archneur.1976.00500090066014

• A 21-year-old woman with subacute cerebellar degeneration was found to have Hodgkin lymphoma. Radiation therapy for the lymphoma halted the progression of her neurological disease. Using an immunofluorescent technique, we found the patient's serum to have antibodies to cerebellar Purkinje cells.

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