JOURNAL ARTICLE
REVIEW
Add like
Add dislike
Add to saved papers

Pearls and pitfalls in the diagnosis and management of neuromuscular junction disorders.

Seminars in Neurology 2001 December
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a common autoimmune disorder characterized by the presence of pathogenic antibodies directed against the acetylcholine receptor. Patients present with variable degrees and distribution of fluctuating weakness, at times life-threatening. Clinical manifestations, establishment of diagnosis, the natural history of MG, and therapeutic options are herein reviewed with an emphasis on pearls and pitfalls of clinical relevance. Far less common is Lambert-Eaton syndrome (the myasthenic syndrome), another autoimmune disorder due to the presence of antibodies directed against the PQ-type voltage-gated calcium channels. Clinical features and treatment issues of these and other disorders of neuromuscular transmission are reviewed.

Full text links

We have located links that may give you full text access.
Can't access the paper?
Try logging in through your university/institutional subscription. For a smoother one-click institutional access experience, please use our mobile app.

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

Mobile app image

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app

All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2024 by WebMD LLC.
This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties.

By using this service, you agree to our terms of use and privacy policy.

Your Privacy Choices Toggle icon

You can now claim free CME credits for this literature searchClaim now

Get seemless 1-tap access through your institution/university

For the best experience, use the Read mobile app