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Comorbid HIV and Myasthenia Gravis: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  21386775     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 27-year-old woman without known risk factors contracted HIV and was given highly active antiretroviral therapy in 2006. She subsequently developed myasthenia gravis (MG) that responded to treatment with pyridostigmine bromide and azathioprine. The medical literature, consisting primarily of case reports, indicates that MG occurs in relatively immunocompetent HIV-infected persons who generally present with mild MG symptoms. As such, we recommend a high index of suspicion for MG in HIV-infected patients presenting with fatigue and weakness, especially those receiving highly active antiretroviral therapy.
Authors:
Lisa Knopf; Daniel L Menkes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuromuscular disease     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1537-1611     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neuromuscul Dis     Publication Date:  2010 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-03-09     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100887391     Medline TA:  J Clin Neuromuscul Dis     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  80-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
From the Neurology Department, University of Connecticut Health Center, Farmington, CT.
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