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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1996;13(1):86-96.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12701/yujm.1996.13.1.86    Published online June 30, 1996.
A Clinical Study of 52 Patients with Myasthenia Gravis Syndrome.
Gun Ju Park, Jung Sang Hah, Jun Lee, Hyun Cheol Do, Seung Kweun Park, Sang Dug Suh, Byung Soo Kee
Abstract
The authors experienced 52 patients with myasthenia gravis who were diagnosed at the Department of Neurology, Yeungnam University Hospital from August 1985 to January 1996. The following results were obtained through diagnostic evaluation and treatment. 1. The ratio of male to female was 1:1.7 and the most prevalent age group was second decade. 2. The most common initial presentation symptom was ocular(71.2%) and the peak incidence group was stage I (69.3%) according to the modified Osserman's classification. 3. In 16 patients(30.8%), it took more than a year to diagnose due to symptoms which were relapsed and remitting. 4. Of 52 patients, 2 cases were associated with thyroid disease(3.8%) and 2 with insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus(3.8%). 5. All of those who received anticholinesterase and corticosteroid therapy were improved with the exception of 5 cases which were improved after thymectomy and/or plasmapheresis.


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