The effect of cholinesterase inhibitors of SFEMG in myasthenia gravis.

Journal Article

We report four patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) in whom single-fiber electromyography (SFEMG) jitter measurements were normal in some muslces while they were taking pyridostigmine and became abnormal 2-14 days after the medication was discontinued. When the abnormality of neuromuscular transmission in MG is mild, cholinesterase inhibitors may mask the findings of increased jitter on SFEMG.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Massey, JM; Sanders, DB; Howard, JF

Published Date

  • February 1989

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 154 - 155

PubMed ID

  • 2540433

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-639X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/mus.880120211

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States