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Year : 1998  |  Volume : 46  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 232--234

Myasthenia gravis, motor neuron syndrome and thymoma.


Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum - 695 011, India

Correspondence Address:
JD Pandian
Department of Neurology, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum - 695 011
India
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An adult male with thymomatous myasthenia gravis (MG) and a motor neuron syndrome simulating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is reported. After thymectomy and corticosteroid therapy, the MG remitted. During 4 years of follow-up, the lower motor neuronsigns in the upper limbs and upper motor neuron signs in the lower limbs remained unchanged. Literature concerning paraneoplastic neurological syndromes associated with thymoma has been reviewed.






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