Which physical findings are characteristic of paraneoplastic syndromes?

Updated: Jan 12, 2021
  • Author: Luigi Santacroce, MD; Chief Editor: Wafik S El-Deiry, MD, PhD  more...
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Miscellaneous paraneoplastic findings include the following:

  • Fever generally occurs in the evening and is of a continual-remittent type
  • Dysgeusia manifests in a variety of ways, from ageusia to aversion to protein (in particular, meat proteins)
  • Anorexia is common among patients with neoplastic syndromes and is responsible, along with dysgeusia, for weight loss and even cachexia

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