Mycophenolate mofetil for myasthenia gravis: an analysis of efficacy, safety, and tolerability.

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Journal Article

The authors report a retrospective analysis of the use of mycophenolate mofetil (MyM) in 85 patients with autoimmune myasthenia gravis. The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) postintervention status (PIS) was used to characterize the treatment response in each patient. Sixty-two patients (73%) achieved a PIS status indicating improvement. Quantitative strength testing performed on the majority of patients before and after treatment also improved. Side effects to MyM were observed in 27% of patients but required discontinuation in only 6%.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Meriggioli, MN; Ciafaloni, E; Al-Hayk, KA; Rowin, J; Tucker-Lipscomb, B; Massey, JM; Sanders, DB

Published Date

  • November 2003

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 61 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 1438 - 1440

PubMed ID

  • 14638974

Pubmed Central ID

  • 14638974

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1526-632X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/01.wnl.0000094122.88929.0b

Language

  • eng