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An unusual case of neonatal myasthenia.
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PMID:  3305689     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An unusual case of neonatal myasthenia gravis is reported in an infant who had respiratory failure due to diaphragmatic weakness. Although power and tone in the limbs were normal, fatiguability of both diaphragm and peripheral muscles was demonstrated. Acetylcholine receptor antibodies were absent in the mother, which suggests that an alternative humoral mechanism may have been responsible for the transient (6-week) neonatal weakness.
J Z Heckmatt; M Placzek; A H Thompson; V Dubowitz; G Watson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of child neurology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0883-0738     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Child Neurol.     Publication Date:  1987 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-10-16     Completed Date:  1987-10-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8606714     Medline TA:  J Child Neurol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  63-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Infant, Newborn
Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation
Myasthenia Gravis / diagnosis,  genetics*
Respiratory Paralysis / genetics

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