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Table 1 Patient’s characteristics

From: Intrathecal synthesis of anti-Hu antibodies distinguishes patients with paraneoplastic peripheral neuropathy and encephalitis

Characteristics Females (number) Age (years) Duration of symptoms (months) Symptoms preceeding malignancy (number) Malignancy
All tumors (number) Lung cancer (number)
All patients 11/18 61 (48–76) 4 (1–36) 15/18 16/18 14/18
Peripheral neuropathy 5/8 59 (54–76) 3 (1–36) 7/8 7/8 5/8
Encephalitis 6/10 61 (48–74) 4 (1–15) 8/10 9/10 9/10
Rhombencephalitis 3/7 61 (48–73) 13 (3–15) 6/7 6/7 6/7
Limbic encephalitis 3/3 55, 61, 74 1, 3, 4 2/3 3/3 3/3
p value 1.0 0.6 0.5 1.0 1.0 0.3
  1. Age and duration of symptoms until diagnosis are presented by median with lowest and highest values. P values indicate comparison between peripheral neuropathy and encephalitis