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Medical treatment for myasthenia gravis at a Myasthenia Center

https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2013-2451

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The paper analyzes the results of treatment in 373 patients included in the Samara Region’s register of myasthenia gravis. The average disease duration was 9.7±7.6 years. Treatment encompassed symptom control with acetylcholinesterase inhibitors and immunosuppressive therapy. To achieve remission and good compensation, most cases needed the combined use of anticholinesterase inhibitors and immunosuppression with glucocorticoids and/or cytostatics. The efficiency of glucocorticoid and cytostatic therapies did not differ essentially. The adverse reactions of the treatment were evaluated. Therapy could achieve stabilization and improvement in 88.2% of cases.

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Tatyana Valentinovna Romanova
Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Samara State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation


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Romanova T.V. Medical treatment for myasthenia gravis at a Myasthenia Center. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2013;5(4):28-33. (In Russ.) https://doi.org/10.14412/2074-2711-2013-2451

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