Acquired myasthenia gravis associated with a non-invasive thymic carcinoma in a dog.

@article{Stenner2003AcquiredMG,
  title={Acquired myasthenia gravis associated with a non-invasive thymic carcinoma in a dog.},
  author={V J Stenner and Bruce W. Parry and Steven A Holloway},
  journal={Australian veterinary journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={81 9},
  pages={543-6}
}
An 8 1/2-year-old neutered male Beagle was diagnosed with acquired myasthenia gravis associated with a non-invasive thymic carcinoma. The thymic mass was surgically excised and the dog was treated with pyridostigmine, prednisolone and azathioprine. Serial acetylcholine receptor antibody titres were increased initially but slowly declined to normal values over a period of 24 weeks. Improved exercise tolerance was seen following therapy, however, oesophageal dysfunction persisted. The dog was… CONTINUE READING