Flashcards in myasthenia graves and LES Deck (10)
MG - autoantibodies to ?
post synaptic Ach receptors
features of MG?
muscles become progressively weaker after periods of activity and slowly improve after rest
what conditions is MG associated with?
autoimmune conditions such as SLE
Where on the body does MG affect?
face, neck, limb girdles, eyes, dysphagia and diplopia
why do you get diplopia?
extra ocular muscle weakness
single fibre electromyography
CT to exclude thyoma
CK levels in MG?
treatment of MG?
long acting acetylcholine esterase
what do you get antibodies against in Lambert Eaton Syndrome?
pre synaptic voltage gated calcium channels