Use of intravenous immunoglobulin in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

B. Lee Peterlin, William Flood, Milind J. Kothari

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Abstract

The authors report a case of a 65-year-old woman with small cell lung cancer who had profound, progressive lower extremity weakness, intermittent blurred vision, a dry mouth, and orthostatic hypotension. Results of laboratory and electrodiagnostic studies were consistent with the diagnosis of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. The patient was treated with one course of intravenous immunoglobulin and had significant improvement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)682-684
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Osteopathic Association
Volume102
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002

Keywords

  • Autoimmune disorder
  • Case report
  • Intravenous immunoglobulin
  • Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome
  • Small cell lung cancer
  • Voltage-gated calcium channels

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Complementary and alternative medicine

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