Myasthenia gravis and myasthenic syndrome

  title={Myasthenia gravis and myasthenic syndrome},
  author={Carlo Giuseppe Antozzi},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
Myasthenia gravis (MG) and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) are autoimmune ion channel disorders mediated by antibodies to postsynaptic acetylcholine receptors and presynaptic voltage-operated calcium channels, respectively. MG and LEMS are currently treated with corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs with a positive clinical outcome. Since both diseases are mediated by circulating autoantibodies, they are good candidates for immunomodulation by intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIG… CONTINUE READING


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