Attempts to implicate viruses in myasthenia gravis

Tomonobu Aoki, Daniel B. Drachman, David M. Asher, Clarence J. Gibbs, Sina Bahmanyar, Jerry S. Wolinsky

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We investigated the hypothesis that a persistent viral infection of the thymus gland might trigger the autoimmune disease myasthenia gravis (MG). Thymus glands of nine patients with recent onset of MG were studied by a variety of techniques to detect the presence of occult viruses. No evidence of viral infection was found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)185-192
Number of pages8
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology


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