Neuropsychiatric symptoms in thymoma-associated and non-thymoma myasthenia gravis

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Heckmann, Jeannine en_ZA
dc.contributor.advisor Lewis, Ian Storm en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Freeman, Carla Patricia en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-10T13:36:11Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-10T13:36:11Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Freeman, C. 2012. Neuropsychiatric symptoms in thymoma-associated and non-thymoma myasthenia gravis. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/11996
dc.description Includes abstract. en_ZA
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an acetylcholine receptor antibody- mediated disease targeting the neuromuscular junction resulting in fatigable muscle weakness. A number of reports have suggested a high prevalence of psychiatric symptoms amongst MG patients. Approximately 10% of MG subjects are found to have an associated thymoma and despite thymomectomy, the MG persists. The presence of thymoma may lead to other antibody-mediated neuropsychiatric manifestations including limbic encephalitis. We hypothesized that the prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms may be higher in MG subjects with thymoma-associated MG when compared with those who have non-thymoma MG. This study aims to compare the prevalence of neuropsychiatric symptoms in a South African population of non-thymoma MG and thymoma-associated MG. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Psychiatry en_ZA
dc.title Neuropsychiatric symptoms in thymoma-associated and non-thymoma myasthenia gravis en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Health Sciences en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Psychiatry and Mental Health en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname MMed en_ZA
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