The anti-Hu syndrome is a well-known paraneoplastic syndrome and may be rarely seen in patients with neuroblastoma. However, it is relatively unknown that anti-Hu antibodies can cause gastrointestinal signs and symptoms. We report on a child with neuro- blastoma who presented with gastro-intestinal disturbances as a result of the anti-Hu syndrome and summaries two similar case reports reported in literature. Neuroblastoma patients with gastrointestinal disturbances, ranging from constipation to a paralytic ileus, might suffer from the gastro-intestinal anti-Hu syndrome. The causative antibodies can be determined to diagnose or exclude this syndrome, and successful treatment is possible.
|Tijdschrift||Pediatric Blood and Cancer|
|Nummer van het tijdschrift||3|
|Status||Gepubliceerd - mrt. 2009|