Infantile anti-MuSK positive myasthenia gravis in a patient with autoimmune polyendocrinopathy type 3


DUMAN Ö., Koken R., Baran R. T. , HASPOLAT Ş., Topaloglu H.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY, vol.18, no.4, pp.526-528, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ejpn.2014.02.006
  • Title of Journal : EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PAEDIATRIC NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.526-528

Abstract

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder caused by autoantibodies and related to the muscle nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (AChR) or muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK). Myasthenia gravis with anti-MuSK antibodies rarely occurs in children. The present article reports a childhood onset case of auto-immune MG with anti-MuSK antibodies, part of autoimmune polyglandular syndrome. (C) 2014 European Paediatric Neurology Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.