High-dose immunoglobulin for juvenile myasthenia gravis.

A four-year-old girl with the ocular type of myasthenia gravis was effectively treated with intravenous high dose human immunoglobulin. Since conventional anti-choline-esterase drugs failed to induce a satisfactory outcome and the patient continued to suffer from amblyopia, high-dose immunoglobulin was tried according to the method of Gados. Subsequently, she became asymptomatic and her anti-acetylcholine-receptor antibody titer decreased gradually to normal. Currently, she is six years old and continues to be free from complaints and on no medication.
AuthorsY Maruyama, S Takeshita, I Sekine, S Yoshioka
JournalActa paediatrica Japonica; Overseas edition (Acta Paediatr Jpn) Vol. 31 Issue 5 Pg. 544-8 (Oct 1989) ISSN: 0374-5600 [Print] JAPAN
PMID2515731 (Publication Type: Case Reports, Journal Article)
  • Blepharoptosis (etiology)
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Immunization, Passive
  • Myasthenia Gravis (therapy)

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