Gender, Race, and Thymectomy Increase Risk for Lupus in MG

Gender, Race, and Thymectomy Increase Risk for Lupus in MG

313220

Gender, Race, and Thymectomy Increase Risk for Lupus in MG

People with myasthenia gravis (MG) have an increased risk of developing systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE, another type of autoimmune disorder, according to recent study findings that suggest “a real association between these two diseases.” Especially at risk are African American women, those who had surgery to remove the thymus, and MG patients with other immune system disorders. “Our study strongly supports the higher prevalence of SLE in MG patients and highlights the risk factors…

You must be logged in to read/download the full post.