Frank J. Luparello, M.D.; Robert P. Blume, M.D.; Pearl G. McNall, M.D.
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A number of neuromuscular syndromes, particularly polyneuropathy and myopathy, occur in association with bronchial carcinoma. Rarely, certain patients with bronchial carcinoma, usually of the oat cell or anaplastic type, present with clinical features resembling those of myasthenia gravis. The term "myasthenic syndrome" has been used to separate this group of patients from those with typical myasthenia gravis.
In a large myasthenia gravis clinic comprised of 132 patients, the authors have recently encountered three male patients with this syndrome. The purpose of this report is to describe in detail the clinical features of these cases and to demonstrate clinical differences from
Luparello FJ, Blume RP, McNall PG. The Association of the Myasthenic Syndrome and Bronchial Carcinoma.. Ann Intern Med. ;63:918. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-63-5-918_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;63(5):918.
Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Neurology, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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