Author Archives: Patricia Inacio PhD

Autoantibodies Against GRP78 May Underlie PCD in LEMS, Study Suggests

Autoantibodies against the GRP78 protein could explain why some Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) patients develop paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration (PCD), a study suggests. The GRP78-targeting autoantibodies may disrupt the blood-brain barrier that shields the central nervous system, allowing LEMS autoantibodies to reach the brain. The study, “GRP78 antibodies damage…

LEMS Patients Can Get Financial Aid from The Assistance Fund

In recognition of the economic burden that comes with a diagnosis of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS), the Assistance Fund has opened a financial assistance program to help eligible patients pay out-of-pocket medical expenses. The Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome Financial Assistance Program has more information on how to enroll at…

LEMS May Coexist with Other Autoimmune Disorders in Cancer Patients, Case Study Finds

Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) can occur along with other autoimmune diseases affecting the nervous system, namely limbic encephalitis, in patients with lung cancer, a case study found. The study, “Coexistence of Lambert–Eaton myasthenic syndrome and autoimmune encephalitis with anti-CRMP5/CV2 and anti-GABAB receptor antibodies in small cell lung cancer: A case…