Plasmapheresis in Refractory Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

Peter Kornfeld, Edward P. Ambinder, Thomas Mittag, Adam N. Bender, Angelos E. Papatestas, Judith Goldberg, Gabriel Genkins

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Abstract

• A group of 16 patients with severe generalized myasthenia gravis (MG) (five with thymoma) that was resistant to anticholinesterases, thymectomy, and corticosteroids were treated by plasmapheresis. Twelve patients showed an excellent clinical response. Plasmapheresis is an effective treatment modality for many patients with severe generalized MG resistant to other forms of therapy. Unfortunately, the beneficial results are only transient and periodic plasmapheresis treatments are necessary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)478-481
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Neurology
Volume38
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1981

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