Low Frequency of Certain Immune Cells May Help Identify MG

Low Frequency of Certain Immune Cells May Help Identify MG

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Low Frequency of Certain Immune Cells May Help Identify MG

Lower frequency of a specific subset of immune cells in the bloodstream may help identify myasthenia gravis (MG) in cases difficult to diagnose, specifically those testing negative for MG autoantibodies, a study suggests. Published in the journal Muscle & Nerve, the study, “Reduced plasmablast frequency is associated with seronegative myasthenia gravis,” was led by scientists at Duke University in North Carolina. The majority (90%) of MG patients test positive for self-reactive antibodies, or autoantibodies, that target…

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