Weighing the Pros and Cons of My Daughter’s IVIG Therapy

Weighing the Pros and Cons of My Daughter’s IVIG Therapy

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of My Daughter’s IVIG Therapy

The first question I asked after my daughter Grace was diagnosed with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) was what types of treatments were available to her. I do not take it for granted that treatment is available, because I know many other rare diseases do not afford the same opportunity.   Before she had been diagnosed, Grace’s neurologist started her on Mestinon (pyridostigmine), originally thinking Grace might have myasthenia gravis. This was her first line of treatment,…

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