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Incidence of seropositive myasthenia gravis in Cape Town and South Africa.

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BACKGROUND: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a treatable autoimmune disease characterised by fatiguable weakness of skeletal muscles. More than 85% of MG patients have antibodies to the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) at the neuromuscular junction or are seropositive for MG (SPMG). In the developed world the incidence of MG has increased, particularly among older individuals, but no epidemiological studies have been done on SPMG in Africa. OBJECTIVES: To determine the annual incidence rate (IR) of SPM...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Clinical Neurosciences
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Journal:
South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde
Volume:
97
Issue:
10
Pages:
959-962
Publication date:
2007-10-01
EISSN:
2078-5135
ISSN:
0256-9574
Source identifiers:
346354
Language:
English
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pubs:346354
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uuid:b48e0198-160a-4fb2-bf57-49c580bdbab0
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pubs:346354
Deposit date:
2013-11-16

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