Cerebellar ataxia in non-paraneoplastic Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.
Lorenzoni PJ., Scola RH., Lang B., Kay CSK., Teive HAG., Kowacs PA., Werneck LC.
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is an immune-mediated disorder of the neuromuscular junction that rarely is associated with cerebellar ataxia (CA). We describe two patients with non-paraneoplastic LEMS associated with CA who showed high levels of anti-P/Q-type voltage-gated calcium channels antibodies in the serum and cerebrospinal fluid, and reduced CMAP with increment after brief maximum voluntary contraction in electrophysiological studies. We suggest that LEMS should be considered in the differential diagnosis of patients with CA.