Severe asthma associated with myasthenia gravis

Satkunam, Natasha, Siddiqi, Zaeem A. and Vethanayagam, Dilini (2014) Severe asthma associated with myasthenia gravis. Canadian Respiratory Journal, 21 1: E.1-E.3.

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Author Satkunam, Natasha
Siddiqi, Zaeem A.
Vethanayagam, Dilini
Title Severe asthma associated with myasthenia gravis
Journal name Canadian Respiratory Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1198-2241
Publication date 2014-01-01
Year available 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 21
Issue 1
Start page E.1
End page E.3
Total pages 3
Place of publication Oakville, ON, Canada
Publisher Pulsus Group
Language eng
Subject 2740 Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
Abstract Severe asthma constitutes a subgroup of approximately 10% of all asthma cases. Approximately one-half of these individuals have a refractory form of the disease in which atopy and T-helper cell 2-skewed immunological response may not be as closely linked to the disease as in other phenotypes of asthma. This suggests that not all asthma is explained by a T-helper cell 2-skewed immunological response, and that other immunological mechanisms may be important in this category of nonatopic asthma. The authors present a case involving a 55-year-old Caucasian man with nonatopic, adult-onset asthma, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug sensitivity and idiopathic urticaria. This individual presented two years following his initial asthma diagnosis with diplopia and mild ptosis, and was subsequently diagnosed with seropositive myasthenia gravis.
Keyword Asthma
Myasthenia gravis, nonatopic
Severe asthma
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

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