Cerebellar degeneration with Hodgkin disease. An immunological study

Arch Neurol. 1976 Sep;33(9):660-1. 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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Autoantibodies / analysis
  • Cerebellar Diseases / etiology*
  • Cerebellar Diseases / immunology
  • Female
  • Hodgkin Disease / complications*
  • Hodgkin Disease / immunology
  • Humans
  • Purkinje Cells / immunology


  • Autoantibodies