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Congenital myasthenia gravis: clinical and HLA studies in two brothers.
  1. A M Whiteley,
  2. M S Schwartz,
  3. J A Sachs,
  4. M Swash


    Two brothers with congenital myasthenia gravis are described. In both, ptosis and ophthalmoplegia responded poorly to oral anticholinesterase therapy and to thymectomy. The brothers had two different HLA haplotypes and neither had the HLA-A1-B8-DW3 haplotypes which are commonly associated with myathenia gravis in adult-onset cases.

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