Late-onset myasthenia not on the increase: a nationwide register study in Denmark, 1996-2009.

@article{Pedersen2013LateonsetMN,
  title={Late-onset myasthenia not on the increase: a nationwide register study in Denmark, 1996-2009.},
  author={Emil Greve Pedersen and Jesper Hallas and Keith Hansen and P. E. Jensen and David Gaist},
  journal={European journal of neurology},
  year={2013},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={309-14}
}
BACKGROUND An increase in late-onset myasthenia gravis (MG) has been reported. There are few large population-based studies over longer periods of time reflecting recent developments in MG incidence. METHODS We identified a nationwide cohort of patients with incident myasthenia in Denmark in 1996-2009. We used a validated algorithm to track subjects based on a combination of diagnosis and prescription (pyridostigmine) data from nationwide registers. Patients with myasthenia were classified… CONTINUE READING
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