Acquired myasthenia gravis.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Myasthenia gravis, an antibody-mediated disorder of neuromuscular transmission that produces clinical weakness, may be ocular or generalized. Clinical diagnostic evaluation may be supplemented by electrophysiologic studies and antibody testing. Therapeutic options, including anticholinesterase inhibitors, immunosuppressive agents, plasmapheresis and thymectomy, are tailored for the individual patient. This article emphasizes the key aspects of the clinical evaluation, diagnosis, and therapy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Massey, JM

Published Date

  • August 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 15 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 577 - 595

PubMed ID

  • 9227954

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0733-8619

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0733-8619(05)70335-2


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States