Effectiveness of steroid treatment in myasthenia gravis: A retrospective study

V. Cosi, A. Citterio, M. Lombardi, G. Piccolo, A. Romani, A. Erbetta

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The records of 142 patients with generalized autoimmune myasthenia gravis who had been treated with steroids as the single immunosuppressive agent, collected at regular intervals, were employed for a retrospective evaluation. The effectiveness of treatment was assessed after 24 months; the data from the 6th and 12th months were also considered. After 24 months, 63.4% of the whole sample had improved (33.8% were in clinical or pharmacological remission); 13.4% were unchanged or had worsened and 22.3% had moved to a different immunosuppressive treatment. The rate of positive outcome was higher in patients over the age of 40 at disease onset.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-39
Number of pages7
JournalActa Neurologica Scandinavica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1991


  • Myasthenia gravis
  • Retrospective study
  • Steroid treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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