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Journal of the Korean Neurological Association 2005;23(5): 700-702.
하시모토갑상선염과 동반된 중증근무력증 1예
박종호, 이영배
가천의과대학교 신경과학교실
A Case of Myasthenia Gravis associated with Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Jong-Ho Park
Department of Neurology, Gachon Medical School, Incheon, Korea
Abstract
Myasthenia gravis (MG), one of the autoimmune diseases, is occasionally associated with various other autoimmune diseases. Although thyroid disease is most frequently associated with MG, the case of MG with Hashimoto's thyroiditis has been scarcely reported. We report a case of a 72-year-old female with MG, which coexisted with Hashimoto's thyroiditis by diffuse thyroid enlargement, anti-thyroglobulin and anti-microsomal antibodies. This coexistence supports that MG is associated with other autoimmune diseases and we suggest that a complete antibody test be performed especially in the elderly with MG.KeyWords:Myasthenia gravis, Hashimoto's thyroiditis