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Clinical and immunological associations in myasthenia gravis. 1: Autoantibodies.
  1. H J Sagar,
  2. K Gelsthorpe,
  3. A Milford-Ward,
  4. G A Davies-Jones


    Associations between female sex, HLA B8, positive anti-thyroid microsomal antibody and, to a lesser extent, antinuclear antibody were seen in 34 patients with myasthenia gravis. This supports the concept that the disease is heterogeneous. Anti-DNA antibodies, which were present in 62% of the patients, did not show such associations.

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