High AChR Autoantibodies Linked to MG Risk After Thymectomy

High AChR Autoantibodies Linked to MG Risk After Thymectomy

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High AChR Autoantibodies Linked to MG Risk After Thymectomy

High levels of autoantibodies against acetylcholine receptors (AChR) in the blood of people with thymoma — a tumor of the thymus — can help to identify patients at risk of developing myasthenia gravis (MG) after tumor surgery, a study suggests. Larger tumors, and partial tumor resection might also increase this risk. The study, “Risk factors for developing post-thymectomymyasthenia gravis in patients with thymoma,” was published in the journal Muscle & Nerve. Estimates suggest that around 30% of people…

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