Microenvironment of thymic myoid cells in myasthenia gravis.

  title={Microenvironment of thymic myoid cells in myasthenia gravis.},
  author={Thomas W. Kirchner and Florian Hoppe and Bernd Schalke and H. Konrad M{\"u}ller-Hermelink},
  journal={Virchows Archiv. B, Cell pathology including molecular pathology},
  volume={54 5},
The microenvironment of myoid cells (MyCs) was studied in myasthenia gravis (MG) thymitis with lymphoid follicular hyperplasia (LFH) (nine cases) and with diffuse B cell infiltration (one case), and compared with findings in the thymuses of non-myasthenic control subjects (ten cases). Double immunostaining was used to demonstrate MyCs labelled by anti-desmin together with other thymic components such as keratin-positive epithelial cells, Ki-M 1-positive interdigitating reticulum cells (IDCs… CONTINUE READING

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