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Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders

  • Henry J.  Kaminski

Part of the Current Clinical Neurology book series (CCNEU)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Eroboghene E. Ubogu, Robert L. Ruff
    Pages 1-12
  3. Jon M. Lindstrom
    Pages 13-41
  4. Bianca M. Conti-Fine, Brenda Diethelm-Okita, Norma Ostlie, Wei Wang, Monica Milani
    Pages 43-70
  5. Jeremiah W. Lanford, Lawrence H. Phillips
    Pages 71-78
  6. Robert B. Daroff, Michael Benatar
    Pages 95-104
  7. Philipp Ströbel, Wen-Yu Chuang, Alexander Marx
    Pages 105-117
  8. Henry J. Kaminski
    Pages 157-173
  9. J. Americo Fernandes Filho, Jose I. Suarez
    Pages 175-183
  10. Alfred Jaretzki III, Joshua R. Sonett
    Pages 185-208
  11. Charles M. Harper, Vanda A. Lennon
    Pages 209-225
  12. Angela Vincent, Ian Hart
    Pages 227-238
  13. David Beeson
    Pages 239-253
  14. James F. Howard
    Pages 255-277
  15. Robert H. Paul, Larry L. Mullins, James M. Gilchrist
    Pages 279-292
  16. Gil I. Wolfe, Richard J. Barohn
    Pages 293-302
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 303-310

About this book


Advances in the study and understanding of myasthenia gravis have led to the need for the publication of this important new edition. The goal of Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, Second Edition is identical to the first -- to provide the clinician and the scientist with a common resource for understanding this complex disorder. This new edition begins with discussions of neuromuscular junction structure and function and follows with updated chapters covering a wide range of topics, such as the acetylcholine receptor, clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and treatment. Importantly, new supplemental chapters have been added; these discuss rigorous clinical assessments of patients for research trials and the epidemiology and genetics of myasthenia gravis. The discussion of the most challenging aspects of myasthenia gravis, its impact on patients’ psychological make-up, has been expanded as well. Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders, Second Edition retains the "personal approach" of the authors regarding treatment and is a valuable resource for meeting the many and varied needs of patients with myasthenia gravis.


Acetylcholine receptor structure Gravis Lambert-Eaton Myasthenia Neuromuscular junction Neuromyotonia Thymectomy pathophysiology physiology

Editors and affiliations

  • Henry J.  Kaminski

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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders
  • Editors Henry J. Kaminski
  • Series Title Current Clinical Neurology
  • Series Abbreviated Title Current Clinical Neurology
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Humana Press 2009
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-58829-852-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-61737-805-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-59745-156-7
  • Edition Number 2
  • Number of Pages XII, 312
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Neurology
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From the reviews of the second edition:

“Edited by H.J. Kaminski … and written by a panel of American experts, it provides an up-to-date overview of the clinical features and scientific advances in MG and related disorders, based on personal experience of the authors. … All chapters are well written, with informative subheadings, tables, figures and extensive reference lists at the end of each chapter … . provides an important contribution to this complex and complicated chapter of clinical and basic neurosciences.” (K. A. Jellinger, European Journal of Neurology, Vol. 16, 2009)

“The second edition of ‘Myasthenia Gravis and Related Disorders’ edited by Henry J. Kaminski MD provides a valuable practical resource for understanding new developments in the basic and clinical aspects of the disease. The structure of the book follows a logical and practical approach useful for both clinicians and scientists interested in the field. … a practical and concise resource for all interested in this intriguing disease.” (Agnes Jani-Acsadi, Journal of the Neurological Sciences, Vol. 296, August, 2010)