Familial autoimmune myasthenia gravis.


We describe a family with parental consanguinity and five of 10 siblings affected by late-onset autoimmune myasthenia gravis. We propose a genetic mechanism as a predisposing factor in this family. Our analysis excludes the major histocompatibility complex, the beta subunit of the acetylcholine receptor, and the T-cell receptor alpha and beta subunits as… (More)


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@article{Bergoffen1994FamilialAM, title={Familial autoimmune myasthenia gravis.}, author={Joann Bergoffen and Chester M. Zmijewski and Kenneth H. Fischbeck}, journal={Neurology}, year={1994}, volume={44 3 Pt 1}, pages={551-4} }