Distal myasthenia gravis

Sharon P. Nations, G. I. Wolfe, A. A. Amato, C. E. Jackson, W. W. Bryan, R. J. Barohn

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Abstract

Myasthenia gravis (MG) characteristically involves ocular, bulbar, and proximal extremity muscles. Distal extremity muscles are typically spared or less prominently involved. The authors performed a retrospective chart review of MG patients treated at two university-based neuromuscular clinics. From a total population of 236, nine patients (3%) had distal extremity weakness exceeding proximal weakness by at least one Medical Research Council grade during their illness. Hand muscles, particularly finger extensors, were involved more frequently than were distal leg and foot muscles.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)632-634
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume52
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1999

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Nations, S. P., Wolfe, G. I., Amato, A. A., Jackson, C. E., Bryan, W. W., & Barohn, R. J. (1999). Distal myasthenia gravis. Neurology, 52(3), 632-634.

Distal myasthenia gravis. / Nations, Sharon P.; Wolfe, G. I.; Amato, A. A.; Jackson, C. E.; Bryan, W. W.; Barohn, R. J.

In: Neurology, Vol. 52, No. 3, 02.1999, p. 632-634.

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Nations, SP, Wolfe, GI, Amato, AA, Jackson, CE, Bryan, WW & Barohn, RJ 1999, 'Distal myasthenia gravis', Neurology, vol. 52, no. 3, pp. 632-634.
Nations SP, Wolfe GI, Amato AA, Jackson CE, Bryan WW, Barohn RJ. Distal myasthenia gravis. Neurology. 1999 Feb;52(3):632-634.
Nations, Sharon P. ; Wolfe, G. I. ; Amato, A. A. ; Jackson, C. E. ; Bryan, W. W. ; Barohn, R. J. / Distal myasthenia gravis. In: Neurology. 1999 ; Vol. 52, No. 3. pp. 632-634.
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