Prognosis of myasthenia gravis: a multicenter follow-up study of 844 patients.

  title={Prognosis of myasthenia gravis: a multicenter follow-up study of 844 patients.},
  author={Ettore Beghi and Carlo Giuseppe Antozzi and Anna Paola Batocchi and Ferdinando Cornelio and Vittorio Cosi and Amelia Evoli and Maria Lombardi and Renato Mantegazza and Michael Monticelli and Giovanni Piccolo},
  journal={Journal of the neurological sciences},
  volume={106 2},
The prognosis of myasthenia gravis (MG) was assessed retrospectively using life-table analysis in 844 patients followed up for a mean period of 5 years in 3 major Italian centers. The chance of achieving at least a 1-year remission after treatment withdrawal (complete remission) was assessed as a specific end-point in the whole population and in selected subgroups with reference to the principal prognostic variables. The cumulative probability of complete remission was 1% by 1 year, 8% by 3… CONTINUE READING

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