Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome: electrodiagnostic findings and response to treatment.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The authors reviewed the incidence of cancer, repetitive nerve stimulation findings, and response to treatment in 73 patients with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. Thirty-one patients (42%) had lung cancer, 29 small cell. Doubling of the compound motor action potential amplitude in three tested distal muscles was seen in only 41% of patients. Treatment with 3, 4-diaminopyridine produced moderate to marked self-reported functional improvement in 79% of the 53 treated patients.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Tim, RW; Massey, JM; Sanders, DB

Published Date

  • June 13, 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 54 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 2176 - 2178

PubMed ID

  • 10851390

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0028-3878

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1212/wnl.54.11.2176


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States