Late-onset myasthenia not on the increase: a nationwide register study in Denmark, 1996-2009

E G Pedersen, Jesper Hallas, K Hansen, P E H Jensen, D Gaist

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: An increase in late-onset myasthenia gravis (MG) has been reported. There are few large population-based studies over longer periods of time reflecting recent developments in MG incidence. METHODS: We identified a nationwide cohort of patients with incident myasthenia in Denmark in 1996-2009. We used a validated algorithm to track subjects based on a combination of diagnosis and prescription (pyridostigmine) data from nationwide registers. Patients with myasthenia were classified into early onset (
Original languageEnglish
JournalEuropean Journal of Neurology
Volume20
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)309-314
ISSN1351-5101
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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