The relationship of age to outcome in myasthenia gravis

This study, a retrospective review of 165 patients with myasthenia gravis, compares the course of the disease for patients with onset before 50 and at or after 50

D. H. Donaldson

2012

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  • This study, a retrospective review of 165 patients with myasthenia gravis, compares the course of the disease for patients with onset before 50 and at or after 50
  • There were no significant differences between age groups for presenting symptoms, but more of the older patients had progressed to severe disease
  • A much larger portion of those who underwent thymectomy were in remission at the last visit than those who did not
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