Early Responsiveness of Ocular Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis with Plasma Exchange

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  • Raghav Govindarajan University of Missouri

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https://doi.org/10.17161/rrnmf.v1i5.14615

Abstract

75-year-old male presente with ptosis (figure 1), fatigue, slurred speech and dysphagia to the emergency department. Low frequency repetitive stimulation of the spinal acessory nerve with recordong from trapeius showed signifivant decrement. Plama excange was started and three days after treatment there was complete resolution of ptosis (figure 2). Older men show complete responsiveness to plasma exchange including an early and near complete response tp ocular symptoms.

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References

Usmani A, Kwan L, Wahib-Khalil D, Trivedi J, Nations S, Sarode R. Excellent response to therapeutic plasma exchange in myasthenia gravis patients irrespective of antibody status. J Clin Apher. 2019;34(4):416-422. doi:10.1002/jca.21694

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Published

2020-11-30

How to Cite

Govindarajan, R. (2020). Early Responsiveness of Ocular Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis with Plasma Exchange . RRNMF Neuromuscular Journal, 1(5), 57. https://doi.org/10.17161/rrnmf.v1i5.14615

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