Muscle autoantibodies in subgroups of myasthenia gravis patients

  title={Muscle autoantibodies in subgroups of myasthenia gravis patients},
  author={Fredrik Robert Romi and Geir Skeie and Johan Arild Aarli and Nils Erik Gilhus},
  journal={Journal of Neurology},
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is caused by autoantibodies to the acetylcholine receptor (AChR), but several other muscle autoantibodies have also been identified in patient sera. We studied muscle autoantibodies against AChR, striated muscle tissue sections (SH), titin, citric acid antigen (CA), and ryanodine receptor (RyR) in sera from 146 consecutive MG patients to evaluate whether a single test or several tests together can predict a thymoma. The MG patients were divided into five subgroups; ocular… CONTINUE READING