Postexercise facilitation of reflexes is not common in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

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  • Postexercise facilitation (PEF) with clinical reflexes, H-reflex, and T-reflexes at the ankle and knee was systematically studied in 16 patients with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS). PEF was observed in ankle and knee deep tendon reflexes in five patients, in H-reflex in three patients, and in T-reflexes in six patients. When all reflex tests were combined, 7 (43.7%) of 16 patients showed PEF by at least one test. The authors conclude that the PEF of reflexes, the most helpful diagnostic clinical marker for LEMS, is not common.
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  • Neurology  Journal
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    Pubmed Id

  • 24763491
  • Author List

  • Odabasi Z; Demirci M; Kim DS; Lee DK; Ryan HF; Claussen GC; Tseng A; Oh SJ
  • Start Page

  • 1085
  • End Page

  • 1087
  • Volume

  • 59
  • Issue

  • 7