Ultrastructural study of the motor end-plate in botulism and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome.


The motor end-plate fine structure was studied in 3 patients with type A botulism and compared with that in 4 patients with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LES). In the botulism cases a biopsy of the biceps brachii muscle was performed at the chronic stage. The skeletal muscle showed a neurogenic change. The nerve terminal area had decreased and the… (More)


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