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Leukocyte and lymphoid cell counts in myasthenia gravis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1167632     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Serial leukocyte counts and lymphoid cell counts were compared before and after thymectomy via sternal-splitting incision in 50 patients with myasthenia gravis. Leukocyte counts and lymphoid cell counts of the thymectomized patients also were compared to those of 30 non-thymectomized myasthenic patients and 150 non-myasthenic patient controls. While mean leukocyte counts did not change significantly before and 5.5 plus or minus 5 years after thymectomy, mean lymphoid cell counts were slightly lower during this observation period post-thymectomy (t equals 1.918, p equals 0.03). Lower lymphoid cell counts appeared to correlate with a favorable response of myasthenia gravis in patients with thymic hyperplasia and mainly involuted thymus.
D Fritze; C Herrmann
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  25     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  1975 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1975-05-21     Completed Date:  1975-05-21     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  251-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cell Count
Leukocyte Count
Lymphoid Tissue / cytology*,  pathology
Middle Aged
Myasthenia Gravis* / blood,  pathology,  therapy
Thymoma / blood,  pathology
Thymus Hyperplasia / blood,  pathology
Thymus Neoplasms / blood,  pathology

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