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Acquired generalised neuromyotonia, cutaneous lupus erythematosus and alopecia areata in a patient with myasthenia gravis.
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PMID:  17239529     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a patient with the diagnoses of acquired neuromyotonia, cutaneous lupus erythematosus and alopecia areata, occurring many years after a thymectomy for myasthenia gravis associated with a thymoma. We review the current literature on autoimmune conditions associated with myasthenia gravis and thymectomy. To our knowledge, this combination of multiple autoimmune conditions has not been reported previously.
Sean S O'Sullivan; Gerard M Mullins; Aidan Neligan; Brian McNamara; Roderick J Galvin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2007-01-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical neurology and neurosurgery     Volume:  109     ISSN:  0303-8467     ISO Abbreviation:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Publication Date:  2007 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-26     Completed Date:  2007-06-14     Revised Date:  2009-10-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7502039     Medline TA:  Clin Neurol Neurosurg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  374-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology and Neurophysiology, Cork University Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.
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MeSH Terms
Alopecia Areata / diagnosis*,  immunology
Antibodies, Antinuclear / blood
Autoantibodies / blood
Autoimmune Diseases / diagnosis*,  immunology
Carbamazepine / therapeutic use
Isaacs Syndrome / diagnosis*,  drug therapy,  immunology
Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous / diagnosis*,  immunology
Middle Aged
Myasthenia Gravis / diagnosis*,  immunology,  surgery
Neurologic Examination
Postoperative Complications / diagnosis,  immunology
Potassium Channels, Voltage-Gated / immunology
Receptors, Cholinergic / immunology
Thymoma / diagnosis,  immunology,  surgery
Thymus Neoplasms / diagnosis,  immunology,  surgery
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antibodies, Antinuclear; 0/Autoantibodies; 0/Potassium Channels, Voltage-Gated; 0/Receptors, Cholinergic; 298-46-4/Carbamazepine

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