J Korean Med Sci.  1995 Aug;10(4):298-302. 10.3346/jkms.1995.10.4.298.

Coexistence of myasthenia gravis and pemphigus foliaceus

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  • 1Department of Neurology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, 133-792, Korea.
  • 2Department of Dermatology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, 133-792, Korea.

Abstract

Myasthenia gravis and pemphigus are both considered to have an autoimmune basis. Although immunological and clinical studies have been performed on large numbers of patients with myasthenia gravis, the coexistence of myasthenia gravis and pemphigus foliaceus has rarely been described. We recently have the opportunity to study a 33-year-old female patient having both of these autoimmune diseases confirmed by various diagnostic methods. This rare coexistence of myasthenia gravis and pemphigus foliaceus has not been previously documented in Korea.

Keyword

Myasthenia gravis; Pemphigus foliaceus; Autoimmunity

MeSH Terms

Adult
Case Report
Female
Human
Myasthenia Gravis/*complications/immunology/pathology
Pemphigus/*complications/immunology/pathology
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