Development of Myasthenia Gravis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

  • Nano Kigawa McGill University, Montreal
  • Christian Pineau Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal
  • Ann Clarke Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal Division of Allergy and Immunology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal
  • Emil Nashi Division of Allergy and Immunology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal
  • Évelyne Vinet Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal, Canada Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal
  • Martin Veilleux Department of Neurology and Neurosurgery, Montreal Neurological Institute, McGill University, Montreal
  • Sasha Bernatsky Division of Clinical Epidemiology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal Division of Rheumatology, McGill University Health Centre, Montreal

Abstract

Objectives: To perform a literature review and estimate MG incidence in an SLE cohort.

Materials and methods: We searched MEDLINE and PubMed for case reports of SLE and MG. We also calculated MG incidence within our clinical SLE cohort (females only).

Results: Eleven articles met our criteria, providing 13 SLE patients who developed MG. The majority were female (84.6%), with the average ages of 25.6 and 33.5 years at diagnoses of SLE and MG, respectively. In 380 SLE female patients followed for 2,850 person-years, one MG case occurred

Conclusion: MG in SLE is a rare event.

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  • Published: 2014-02-20

    Issue: Vol. 1 (2014) (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
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    Kigawa N, Pineau C, Clarke A, Nashi E, Vinet Évelyne, Veilleux M, Bernatsky S. Development of Myasthenia Gravis in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. EJCRIM 2014;1 doi:10.12890/2014_000020.