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Evidence of underdiagnosis of myasthenia gravis in older people.

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BACKGROUND: Myasthenia gravis is a potentially serious but treatable muscle disease caused by autoantibodies directed at the acetylcholine receptor (AChR) on the postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction. There is anecdotal evidence that the diagnosis is sometimes missed in older patients. OBJECTIVE: To examine the incidence and age distribution of positive AChR antibodies in samples referred to diagnostic laboratories in the UK, and the prevalence of positive AChR antibodies in sa...

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10.1136/jnnp.74.8.1105

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience
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Grimley Evans, J More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Clinical Neuroscience, Biomedical Research Centre
Journal:
Journal of neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry
Volume:
74
Issue:
8
Pages:
1105-1108
Publication date:
2003-08-05
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EISSN:
1468-330X
ISSN:
0022-3050
URN:
uuid:d138311c-6f85-4e8e-a273-e1fd8b523be3
Source identifiers:
118976
Local pid:
pubs:118976

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