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What's the treatment for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome?

There is no cure for LEMS. However, multiple treatment options are available to improve symptoms and sometimes produce remission. Symptomatic treatment consists of 3,4-diaminopyridine (3,4-DAP). LEMS has been treated with pyridostigmine bromide (Mestinon) to increase the transmission of acetylcholine across the neuromuscular junction, a drug called diaminopyridine (DAP) and immunosuppressants (the steroid prednisone, azathioprine, cyclosporine). Plasma exchange provides improvement in some patients with LEMS, as may intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg). Patients over 50 with a history of long-term smoking are most likely to have an associated tumor. If the tumor is cured, the LEMS may vanish.

More information on Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome

What is Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome? - Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder characterized by weakness in muscles of the upper arms and upper legs.
What causes Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome? - Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is caused by a disruption of electrical impulses between these nerve and muscle cells.
What're the symptoms of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome? - The symptoms of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome include muscle weakness, a tingling sensation in the affected areas, fatigue, and dry mouth.
How is Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome diagnosed? - The diagnosis of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome is based on a typical history with in addition with low compound muscle action potential.
What's the treatment for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome? - Multiple treatment options are available to improve symptoms and sometimes of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic syndrome and produce remission.
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