Diagnostic value of double-step nerve stimulation test in patients with Myasthenia Gravis

@article{Temuin2010DiagnosticVO,
  title={Diagnostic value of double-step nerve stimulation test in patients with Myasthenia Gravis},
  author={Çağrı Mesut Temuçin and Ethem Murat Arsava and G{\"u}lay Nurlu and M. Demirci},
  journal={Clinical Neurophysiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={121},
  pages={556-560}
}
OBJECTIVE Double-step nerve stimulation test (DSST) is a repetitive nerve stimulation (RNS) technique that is performed under exercise and ischemic conditions. We tested the diagnostic significance of DSST at a distal muscle in 17 control subjects and 10 myasthenic patients who had normal conventional RNS test. METHODS Myasthenia gravis was diagnosed by SFEMG test and acetylcholine receptor antibody titers. During DSST decremental responses were noted. Sensitivity/specificity of DSST were… CONTINUE READING

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