Rare Skin Cancer Patient’s LEMS Symptoms Ease With Antibody Treatment

Rare Skin Cancer Patient’s LEMS Symptoms Ease With Antibody Treatment

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Rare Skin Cancer Patient’s LEMS Symptoms Ease With Antibody Treatment

Treatment with immunoglobulins, or antibodies — proteins that help fight off infections — successfully reduced symptoms of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) in a woman receiving immunotherapy for a rare type of skin cancer. Her case suggests that immunoglobulin therapy may prove an effective option for treating patients with paraneoplastic LEMS who are also receiving immunotherapy. Paraneoplastic LEMS occurs when the disease is triggered by an immune reaction to cancer. Titled “Immunoglobulins to mitigate paraneoplastic Lambert…

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