Misdiagnosis of myasthenia gravis presenting with tongue and palatal weakness.
Local subject classificationMyasthenia gravis
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PublisherOxford Medical Case Reports
JournalOxford Medical Case Reports
AbstractWe discuss the case of an elderly male who presented with a history of dysphagia, dysphonia, palatal weakness and a sensation of tongue swelling, each symptom of varying time duration. Myasthenia gravis may have a variety of presentations that include ocular fatigability, respiratory muscle weakness and bulbar symptoms. The variety of these myasthenic syndromes can serve as a barrier to diagnosis and can often result in delayed or incorrect diagnosis. In this report, we present an atypical presentation of a relatively rare condition.
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