The association of systemic lupus erythematosus and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

Atul Deodhar, Jennifer Norden, Yuen So, Robert Bennett

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Abstract

The association of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and myasthenia gravis is well known. However, the association between SLE and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is described in only 2 cases. We describe the case of a 31- year old woman with SLE who presented with severe, predominantly proximal muscle weakness of subacute onset. The diagnosis of LEMS was based on her distinctive clinical and electrophysiological findings. She was treated successfully with plasmapheresis and oral prednisone. She remains in remission 6 months after this episode.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1292-1294
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Rheumatology
Volume23
Issue number7
StatePublished - Aug 1 1996

Keywords

  • LAMBERT-EATON MYASTHENIC SYNDROME
  • MYASTHENIA GRAVIS
  • NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION
  • SYSTEMIC LUPUS ERYTHEMATOSUS

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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