LODOVICO MANCUSI-UNGARO, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The etiology of myasthenia gravis is still a much debated question. The influence of heredity on the disease has not been accepted by the great majority of observers. Authorities like Ford,1 Cruschman,2 McCarthy,3 Wilson,4 Wechsler,5 Campbell and Bramwell6 have rejected it and Viets7 hesitated to pass an opinion. However, Keschner and Strauss8 suggest a congenital disposition to the disease; and Bing,9 Riley and Frocht,10 Marinesco,11 Hart,12 and Rothbart,13 each reporting cases of familial myasthenia gravis, believe in some hereditary influence.
Since the only way to prove or disprove each theory is to add more case reports to the few on
MANCUSI-UNGARO L. FAMILIAL MYASTHENIA GRAVIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;23:249–251. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-23-2-249
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1945;23(2):249-251.
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