Anti-MuSK antibodies: Correlation with myasthenia gravis severity

Mariapaola Marino, Amelia Evoli, Emanuela Bartoccioni, Flavia Scuderi, Giacomo Maria Minicuci

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The authors measured anti–muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (anti- MuSK) antibodies (Abs) in 83 serum samples from 40 patients and evaluated their correlation with myasthenia gravis severity and treatment response. Ab concentrations were often reduced by immunosuppression but not after thymectomy. Both in individual cases and in the whole population, a correlation between Ab levels and disease severity was found.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)505-507
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2006


  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Antibodies
  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Kinases
  • Receptors, Cholinergic
  • Severity of Illness Index
  • Statistics as Topic


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