CONGENITAL MYASTHENIC SYNDROME: A CASE REPORT


Ceylan A., Tuncer O., Sayin R., Peker E., Caksen H., Sari S.

GENETIC COUNSELING, cilt.22, ss.75-78, 2011 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 22 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: GENETIC COUNSELING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.75-78

Özet

Congenital myasthenic syndrome: a case report: Congenital myasthenic syndromes (CMS) are diseases of the neuromuscular junction. They usually belong to the disease groups that begin in the infantile or childhood period and carry genetic characteristics. The following is important in establishing the diagnosis of this disease: clinical findings, electromyography, genetic tests, determination of serum acetylcholine receptor antibodies. Acetylcholine esterase inhibitor drugs are used in treatment of CMS. A seven-month old male patient was brought to our department with the complaints of difficult breathing, falling of the eyelids and swallowing difficulty. With clinical and laboratory findings, he was diagnosed with congenital myasthenia and treatment was started. CMS should be suspected in patients with no pathological findings on the physical examination, and normal chest X-rays.