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Delays and Misdiagnosis Common With Lung Cancer-linked LEMS

Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are common among people with lung cancer-associated Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), according to a small study in China. Most patients showed signs of LEMS before their lung cancer diagnosis — such as muscle weakness and problems in the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary functions such as…

Immune-Related Cancer Therapy Triggers LEMS in Elderly Patient

A rare case of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) triggered by an immune-related cancer therapy was recently described in a case study. Because immunotherapy is relatively new, patients receiving these treatments should be monitored for “unexpected and unknown side effects,” the researchers noted. The case study, “Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome…