Tumor Necrosis Factor Gene Polymorphisms in Thymoma and Non-Thymoma Myasthenia Gravis

  • M. M. Lino
  • G. Zelano
  • A. P. Batocchi
  • A. Evoli
  • P. Tonali

Abstract

Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease. Clinical symptons include muscle weakness after repeated exercise and diurnal fluctuations of the symptoms. Laboratory examinations generally reveal frequent occurrence of thymic hyperplasia or thymoma, precence of antiacetylcholine receptor antibodies and waning phenomenon on electromyographic examination.

Keywords

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Tumor Necrosis Factor Major Histocompatibility Complex Primary Biliary Cirrhosis Major Histocompatibility Complex Allele 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Lino
    • 1
  • G. Zelano
    • 2
  • A. P. Batocchi
    • 1
  • A. Evoli
    • 1
  • P. Tonali
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of NeurologyCatholic University of RomeRomaItaly
  2. 2.Institute of AnatomyCatholic University of RomeRomaItaly

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