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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr10.2009.2371.
Published online 2010 April 5. doi:  10.1136/bcr.10.2009.2371
PMCID: PMC3047384
Unusual association of diseases/symptoms

Myasthenia gravis presenting as acute vocal cord paresis

Abstract

Myasthenia gravis is a condition rarely seen by otolaryngologists. We present a case of bilateral vocal cord paresis caused by previously undiagnosed myasthenia gravis. A tracheostomy was required after initial presentation and after a relapse. The airway management, neurological diagnosis and medical treatment are discussed.


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