Myasthenia gravis: Prolonged treatment with steroids

Angelo Sghirlanzoni, Dionisio Peluchetti, Renato Mantegazza, Folco Fiacchino, Ferdinando Cornelio

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We have evaluated chronic corticosteroid treatment in 60 myasthenic patients; 92% were followed for more than 3 years and 82% longer than 4 years. Improvement was noted in 72% of the patients. The best results were seen in those whose symptoms started after the age of 40 years. There was a correlation between the starting dose of prednisone and the rate of improvement. Complete withdrawal of steroids was possible only for 3 patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-174
Number of pages5
JournalNeurology
Volume34
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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Myasthenia Gravis
Steroids
Muscle Weakness
Prednisone
Adrenal Cortex Hormones
Therapeutics

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  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Sghirlanzoni, A., Peluchetti, D., Mantegazza, R., Fiacchino, F., & Cornelio, F. (1984). Myasthenia gravis: Prolonged treatment with steroids. Neurology, 34(2), 170-174.

Myasthenia gravis : Prolonged treatment with steroids. / Sghirlanzoni, Angelo; Peluchetti, Dionisio; Mantegazza, Renato; Fiacchino, Folco; Cornelio, Ferdinando.

In: Neurology, Vol. 34, No. 2, 1984, p. 170-174.

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Sghirlanzoni, A, Peluchetti, D, Mantegazza, R, Fiacchino, F & Cornelio, F 1984, 'Myasthenia gravis: Prolonged treatment with steroids', Neurology, vol. 34, no. 2, pp. 170-174.
Sghirlanzoni A, Peluchetti D, Mantegazza R, Fiacchino F, Cornelio F. Myasthenia gravis: Prolonged treatment with steroids. Neurology. 1984;34(2):170-174.
Sghirlanzoni, Angelo ; Peluchetti, Dionisio ; Mantegazza, Renato ; Fiacchino, Folco ; Cornelio, Ferdinando. / Myasthenia gravis : Prolonged treatment with steroids. In: Neurology. 1984 ; Vol. 34, No. 2. pp. 170-174.
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