SAMUEL E. MILLER; WALTER REDISCH
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A case of myasthenia gravis occurring in a 21 year old soldier with a mediastinal mass which proved to be a malignant tumor arising from the thymus gland is reported. The reasons for reporting a single case are: the interesting but still poorly understood relationship existing between thymic tumors and myasthenia gravis; the fact that in the vast majority of cases, these tumors are non-malignant; and because of its military medical aspect in that any case of abnormal fatigability occurring in a soldier requires consideration of myasthenia gravis as a possible cause.
A 21 year old white male
MILLER SE, REDISCH W. MALIGNANT THYMOMA IN A CASE OF MYASTHENIA GRAVIS1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:440–448. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-3-440
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(3):440-448.
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