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1

3ish Associated Disorders w/ MG

Thymoma/hyperplastic thymus
Hyper/hypothyroidism
Other AI disorders

2

Tensilon Test

Edrophonium test for MG, use short acting AChE inhibitor and see if it works

3

3+ Treatments for MG

Anti-AChEs, then steroids, then immunosuppressive drugs, then more severe

4

LEMS as Warning SIgn

Often Precedes cancer

5

2 Autonomic Signs of LEMS

Dry mouth, impotence in men

6

Big Pathophys Difference b/w MG and LEMS

MG defect is postsynaptic, LEMS is presynaptic at active zones

7

Treatment for LEMS

3,4-Diaminopyridine blocks outward K+ current, prolonging duration of presynaptic AP