Myasthenia gravis: Prolonged treatment with steroids

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

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Abstract

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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  • 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.