Topical therapy for oropharyngeal symptoms of myasthenia gravis

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Abstract

Inhibitors of acetylcholinesterase are commonly used in the treatment of myasthenia gravis. We studied a patient with mainly bulbar myasthenia gravis who did not tolerate oral pyridostigmine despite a clear clinical response. Treatment with nebulized pyridostigmine reduced her symptoms without systemic side effects. This route of therapy may benefit other patients.

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