Author Archives: Marisa Wexler MS

MedicAlert, NORD Partner to Help Patients in Emergencies

For the more than 25 million Americans living with rare diseases, including Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), medical emergencies can pose unique challenges: because these disorders are by definition rare, first responders or emergency personnel may not be aware of a person’s condition, or familiar with the appropriate treatment.

Autoantibodies Targeting GRP78 Protein May Cause PCD in LEMS

Autoantibodies against a protein called GRP78 may lead to paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD) in people with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), a study suggests. The study, “GRP78 antibodies are associated with blood-brain barrier breakdown in paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration in Lambert‐Eaton myasthenic syndrome,” was published in the…