Double-step repetitive stimulation in myasthenia gravis.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The double-step technique of repetitive nerve stimulation was compared with repetitive nerve stimulation to a distal and a proximal muscle and with single fiber needle electromyography in 10 patients with myasthenia gravis. We conclude that the double-step technique is slightly more sensitive than repetitive nerve stimulation to a proximal muscle but only 60% as sensitive as single fiber electromyography in demonstrating abnormal neuromuscular transmission in myasthenia gravis.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Gilchrist, JM; Sanders, DB

Published Date

  • March 1, 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 233 - 237

PubMed ID

  • 3031500

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-639X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/mus.880100306


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States