A case of myasthenia gravis with neurogenic amyotrophy

Silvio Negri, Tommaso Caraceni, Ferdinando Cornelio

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A 60-year-old woman affected by myasthenia gravis with onset at 27 years is described. At the age of 54 years the patient showed amyotrophy of the shoulders and of the legs with bilateral "steppage". There was a gradual worsening and progression of the atrophy to other muscles. The nature of the disease is discussed following EMG and histologic data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)115-122
Number of pages8
JournalZeitschrift für Neurologie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1973


  • Amyotrophy
  • Electromyography
  • Histochemistry of muscle
  • Muscle diseases
  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Neurogenic alterations

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Medicine(all)


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