Myasthenia Gravis May Be Tied to Kidney Cancer, Study Finds

Myasthenia Gravis May Be Tied to Kidney Cancer, Study Finds

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Myasthenia Gravis May Be Tied to Kidney Cancer, Study Finds

Renal cell carcinoma, or kidney cancer, may be linked with myasthenia gravis due to an abnormal immune system response to cancer cells, a study of six people with these two disorders reported. Thymomas, or tumors of the thymus, are known to possibly trigger autoimmune diseases, including myasthenia gravis, in what is called a paraneoplastic phenomenon. This occurs when an autoimmune condition is triggered by an immune system response that targets cancer cells, but ends up attacking other…

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