Onset of Myasthenia Gravis after Thymectomy for Thymoma

  • F. Tezzon
  • M. G. Passarin
  • T. Zanoni
  • G. Furlan
  • G. Ferrari


Myasthenia Gravis (M.G.) is an autoimmune disease with antibodies directed against the skeletal muscle acetylcholine receptor (AChR) (4). Although the production of AChR antibodies is due to B lymphocytes, there is evidence that T cells are involved in the autoantibody response. (4, 18).


Thymus Gland Myoid Cell Autoantibody Response Myasthenic Patient AChR Antibody 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. Tezzon
    • 1
  • M. G. Passarin
    • 1
  • T. Zanoni
    • 1
  • G. Furlan
    • 2
  • G. Ferrari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of NeurologyOspedale Civile MaggioreItaly
  2. 2.Department of Thoracic SurgeryOspedale Civile MaggioreVeronaItaly

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