Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
- Smoking and age at onset are major risk factors for cancer in Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome . All patients with associated SCLC have a history of long-term smoking. Only half of patients with auto-immune Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome are long-term smokers.
- Difficulty climbing stairs.
- Difficulty lifting objects.
- Difficulty talking.
- Drooping head.
- Need to use hands to arise from sitting or lying positions.
- Blurry vision.
- Double vision.
- Blood pressure changes.
- Acute or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy.
- Inclusion body Myositis.
- Spinal muscular atrophy.
- A blood testfor the antibodies may also have been used to check for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome .
- Nerve conduction velocity.
- Tensilon test.
- As LEMS can be caused by a cancer, the doctor will check forlung cancer, especially in people who have smoked.
- 3, 4-diaminopyridine, which increase the release of acetylcholine from nerve cells.
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