Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Good Long-term Outcomes Seen in Japanese Study, Regardless of Cancer

Japanese patients with Lambert‐Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) show long-term neurological improvements with treatment regardless of whether they also have small cell lung cancer (SCLC), researchers report. The study, “Long‐term prognosis of Japanese Lambert–Eaton myasthenic syndrome patients with or without small‐cell lung carcinoma,” was published in the journal Clinical…

Rare Case of Overlapping LEMS and Myasthenia Gravis May Help Spur Research Into More Antigen-specific Therapies, Study Says

The case of a 55-year-old woman diagnosed with overlapping Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome and myasthenia gravis — which tested negative for well-known neuromuscular junction antibodies — could help pave the way for further research into better, target-specific therapies, a study suggests. The study, “A Case of Triple-Negative Myasthenia…

Study Reports Rare Case of Non-small Cell Lung Cancer in Patient with LEMS and Paraneoplastic Cerebellar Degeneration

A rare case of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) was discovered in a patient with paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration and Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (PCD-LEMS) — the first report to link the cancer to late-onset PCD-LEMS, according to researchers. Their study, “Non-small cell lung cancer associated with late-onset Lambert–Eaton myasthenic syndrome…

Study Reports Rare Case of Tongue Muscle Atrophy in LEMS

A case report describes a rare event of tongue muscle atrophy (shrinkage) in a 48-year-old man with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome who also was diagnosed with small-cell lung cancer (SCLC). Following radiotherapy for the tumor, the patient fully recovered control of the tongue. The study, “Reversible tongue atrophy in Lambert-Eaton…