Development of Myasthenia Gravis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Kigawa, Nano and Pineau, Christian and Clarke, Ann and Nashi, Emil and Vinet, Évelyne and Veilleux, Martin and Bernatsky, Sasha (2014) Development of Myasthenia Gravis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 1-6. ISSN 2284-2594

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Objectives: To perform a literature review and estimate MG incidence in an SLE cohort. Materials and methods: We searched MEDLINE and PubMed for case reports of SLE and MG. We also calculated MG incidence within our clinical SLE cohort (females only). Results: Eleven articles met our criteria, providing 13 SLE patients who developed MG. The majority were female (84.6%), with the average ages of 25.6 and 33.5 years at diagnoses of SLE and MG, respectively. In 380 SLE female patients followed for 2,850 person-years, one MG case occurred. Conclusion: MG in SLE is a rare event.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Myasthenia gravis, lupus erythematosus, systemic, incidence rate
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 15:55
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 15:55

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