Acetylcholine receptor antibody in Thai generalized myasthenia gravis patients.

  title={Acetylcholine receptor antibody in Thai generalized myasthenia gravis patients.},
  author={Suthipun Jitpimolmard and Somsak Taimkao and Verajit Chotmongkol and Kittisak Sawanyawisuth and Angela Vincent and John Newsom-Davis},
  journal={Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand = Chotmaihet thangphaet},
  volume={89 1},
The authors studied acetylcholine receptor antibody (AChR Ab) in twenty-six Thai patients diagnosed as having generalized myasthenia gravis and fifteen control cases. AChR Ab assay was done by radio-immunoassay technique and reported by titer in nmole/L. The positive result was defined by titer more than 0.5 nmole/L. In the myasthenia gravis group, age ranged from 18 to 64 years old with mean of 34 years old. The female: male ratio was 4.2:1. Duration of disease before taking blood sample… CONTINUE READING