Anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies in myasthenia gravis. Part 1. Relation to clinical parameters in 250 patients.

@article{Limburg1983AntiacetylcholineRA,
  title={Anti-acetylcholine receptor antibodies in myasthenia gravis. Part 1. Relation to clinical parameters in 250 patients.},
  author={Pieter C. Limburg and T. Hauw The and E Hummel-Tappel and Hans J. G. H. Oosterhuis},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  year={1983},
  volume={58 3},
  pages={357-70}
}
We examined the significance of the presence or absence of anti-acetylcholine receptor (anti-AChR) antibodies in 250 myasthenia gravis (MG) patients and the relation between clinical features and anti-AChR levels. We found high anti-AChR levels in 2 out of 11 thymoma patients without MG, while 37 out of 250 MG patients had no detectable anti-AChR. The absence of these antibodies was related to purely ocular disease and to steroid therapy and/or thymectomy. Differences in anti-AChR levels did… CONTINUE READING

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