Is there any Association Between Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Myasthenia Gravis?

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N Valizadeh * , +

How to Cite: Valizadeh N. Is there any Association Between Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Myasthenia Gravis?, Shiraz E-Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 13(2):20525.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Shiraz E-Medical Journal: 13 (2); 89-91
Published Online: April 1, 2012
Article Type: Case Report
Received: December 20, 2011
Accepted: March 30, 2012

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Abstract

Myasthenia gravis (MG) is associated with diabetes mellitus (DM) type 1 and other autoimmune disorders. Some cases of MG may progress to DM type 2 following corticosteroid therapies. We reported a 53-year-old woman with DM type 2 who subsequently developed MG. She did not take any corticosteroids prior to MG occurrence. MG may be associated with DM type 2 disease even in the absence of corticosteroid therapy.

Keywords

Myasthenia gravis, Diabetes mellitus type 2, Diabetes mellitus type 1, Autoimmune disorder

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