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Uveitis with myasthenia gravis--a rare association.
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PMID:  23323580     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
AIM: To report 2 cases of idiopathic anterior uveitis with coexistent myasthenia gravis.
MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospective case reports.
RESULTS: A 60-year-old male and a 40-year-old male presented with chronic nongranulomatous anterior uveitis of unknown etiology. The latter had a history of hypothyroidism. During follow-up examinations, they developed bilateral ptosis. Neuromuscular conduction studies revealed systemic myasthenia in the former and ocular myasthenia in the later. Both the cases responded well to oral steroids and immunosuppressants.
CONCLUSIONS: The authors report two interesting case reports of idiopathic anterior uveitis with coexistent myasthenia gravis. In patients with chronic anterior uveitis who develop ptosis, it may be worthwhile to perform an ice test and appropriate laboratory studies and/or nerve conduction imaging to rule out myasthenia.
Kalpana Babu; Moupia Mukhopadhyay; Krishna R Murthy
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Letter    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ocular immunology and inflammation     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1744-5078     ISO Abbreviation:  Ocul. Immunol. Inflamm.     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-17     Completed Date:  2013-07-02     Revised Date:  2013-07-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9312169     Medline TA:  Ocul Immunol Inflamm     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  44-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Blepharoptosis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Myasthenia Gravis / complications*,  diagnosis
Retrospective Studies
Uveitis, Anterior / complications*,  diagnosis
Erratum In:
Ocul Immunol Inflamm. 2013 Jun;21(3):255

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