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Systemic lupus erythematosus followed by myasthenia gravis: a rare association

Elena Sîrbu, Oana Milaş, Maxim Petrica and Ligia Petrica
From the journal Open Medicine

Abstract

Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) and myasthenia gravis (MG) are autoimmune diseases, their association in the same patient being rarely described. Here, we report a case of SLE in a 19-year-old girl who within 2 years of the diagnosis of SLE developed MG, and underwent thymectomy for a benign thymoma immediately thereafter.

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Published Online: 2013-12-6
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