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MG - autoantibodies to ?

post synaptic Ach receptors

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features of MG?

muscles become progressively weaker after periods of activity and slowly improve after rest

3

what conditions is MG associated with?

autoimmune conditions such as SLE

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Where on the body does MG affect?

face, neck, limb girdles, eyes, dysphagia and diplopia

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why do you get diplopia?

extra ocular muscle weakness

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Investigations MG?

single fibre electromyography
CT to exclude thyoma

7

CK levels in MG?

normal

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treatment of MG?

long acting acetylcholine esterase
pyridostigmine MGP

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what do you get antibodies against in Lambert Eaton Syndrome?

pre synaptic voltage gated calcium channels

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what is lambert eaton syndrome associated with/

small cell lung cancer