The electrodiagnosis of myasthenia gravis and the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.
Electrodiagnostic studies are valuable in confirming the diagnosis of a disorder of neuromuscular transmission. They are used to distinguish presynaptic and postsynaptic abnormalities. These studies provide an objective measure of the severity of the illness and may be useful in assessing the response to therapy. This article reviews the electrodiagnostic techniques that are commonly used today and highlights their specificity, sensitivity, and pitfalls.
Howard, JF; Sanders, DB; Massey, JM
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