TITLE

Transient myasthenia gravis in an elderly woman

AUTHOR(S)
Wong, W W Y; Lane, R J M
PUB. DATE
September 2004
SOURCE
Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry;Sep2004, Vol. 75 Issue 9, p1363
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
case study
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on a case study dealing with transient myasthenia gravis in an elderly woman. Myasthenia gravis is usually a chronic disorder, although remission rates of 25 percent to 30 percent can be expected with judicious interventions such as thymectomy and immunosuppression in appropriate cases. The patient, a 78 year old woman, developed acute, painless left sided ptosis, while on holiday abroad. There was no diplopia. She had developed hypothyroidism one year before but was euthyroid on replacement therapy.
ACCESSION #
14433359

 

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