Clinical Utility of Videofluorography with Concomitant Tensilon Administration in the Diagnosis of Bulbar Myasthenia Gravis

@article{Schwartz2005ClinicalUO,
  title={Clinical Utility of Videofluorography with Concomitant Tensilon Administration in the Diagnosis of Bulbar Myasthenia Gravis},
  author={Darren C. Schwartz and Andrew J. Waclawik and Sumit N. Ringwala and JoAnne Robbins},
  journal={Digestive Diseases and Sciences},
  year={2005},
  volume={50},
  pages={858-861}
}
Myasthenia gravis (MG) classically presents with ocular, bulbar, and predominantly proximal muscle weakness. Isolated bulbar symptoms occur in less than 25% of cases and can mimic stroke (1–3). If left untreated, MG can lead to significant morbidity and mortality, including myasthenic crisis and recurrent aspiration pneumonia. We describe a case of a 68-year-old man who presented with isolated bulbar symptoms. We used a novel approach to diagnosis which included a videofluorographic swallow… CONTINUE READING
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