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A case of generalised myasthenia gravis with membranous nephropathy

Authors:

KP Ruwan C Prasad ,

Registrar in Medicine, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka, LK
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DGS Alahakoon,

Physician, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka, LK
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U Vidanagama

Senior Registrar, Teaching Hospital, Kandy, Sri Lanka, LK
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Abstract

We report a 40-year old woman with bilateral partial ptosis, complete external ophthalmoplegia, and weakness and fatiguability of upper limbs. She was on treatment for hypertension for 5 months at the time of admission. She was found to have generalised myasthenia gravis and membranous nephropathy with end-stage renal disease. Her symptoms and signs improved within 2 months on treatment with neostigmine and prednisolone. It is postulated that either thymic hyperplasia or the subclinical stage of a thymoma may be the underlying aetiological factor in this patient.  

doi:10.4038/cmj.v53i1.224

Ceylon Medical Journal Vol. 53, No. 1, March 2008 pp. 25-26

Keywords: myasthenia gravis  
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i1.224
How to Cite: Prasad, K.R.C., Alahakoon, D. and Vidanagama, U., 2008. A case of generalised myasthenia gravis with membranous nephropathy. Ceylon Medical Journal, 53(1), pp.25–26. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cmj.v53i1.224
Published on 09 Dec 2008.
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