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Case Report  |   December 2002
Use of intravenous immunoglobulin in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome
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Neuromusculoskeletal Disorders
Case Report   |   December 2002
Use of intravenous immunoglobulin in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 2002, Vol. 102, 682-684. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2002.102.12.682
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, December 2002, Vol. 102, 682-684. doi:10.7556/jaoa.2002.102.12.682
Abstract

The authors report a case of a 65-year-old woman with small cell lung cancer who had profound, progressive lower extremity weakness, intermittent blurred vision, a dry mouth, and orthostatic hypotension. Results of laboratory and electrodiagnostic studies were consistent with the diagnosis of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. The patient was treated with one course of intravenous immunoglobulin and had significant improvement.