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Myasthenia gravis - a rare presentation with tongue atrophy and fasciculation

Burch, J; Warren-Gash, C; Ingham, V; Patel, M; Bennett, D; Chaudhuri, KR; (2006) Myasthenia gravis - a rare presentation with tongue atrophy and fasciculation. AGE AGEING , 35 (1) 87 - 88. 10.1093/ageing/afj001.

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Abstract

We report the case of an unusual presentation of myasthenia gravis with tongue atrophy and fasciculation. Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune condition associated with weakness and fatigability of voluntary muscles. In > 50%, the initial symptoms and signs are related to extraocular muscle weakness, such as diplopia or ptosis [Tsung K, Seggev JS. An unusual cause of dysphagia. West J Med 1995; 163: 159-60]. Rarely, it is known to affect bulbar muscles and can lead to dysphagia and respiratory compromise.

Type: Article
Title: Myasthenia gravis - a rare presentation with tongue atrophy and fasciculation
DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afj001
Keywords: myasthenia, elderly, fasciculations, ELDERLY-PATIENT, DYSPHAGIA
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Pop Health Sciences > Institute of Epidemiology and Health > Primary Care and Population Health
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/89932
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