Metabolic and nutritional disorders are common in cancer patients because of primary and metastatic disease, malnutrition, and treatment. The most common complication is encephalopathy, which can occur from numerous causes, including oxygen deprivation, electrolyte imbalances, organ failure, sepsis, drug reactions and intoxications, endocrine disorders, vitamin deficiencies, and dysregulation of glucose. Other potential disorders include the cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome and tumor lysis syndrome. The spinal cord, peripheral nerves, and muscles can also be affected by malnutrition and complications of cancer treatment.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Neurological Complications of Systemic Cancer and Antineoplastic Therapy|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2022|
- Metabolic encephalopathy
- Toxic encephalopathy
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