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What is Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome?

What is Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome?

  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: A condition where a patient with a carcinoma suffers from progressive muscular weakness.

Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome, or a subtype of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: Introduction

Types of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome:

Broader types of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome:

Who gets Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome?

Gender Ratio for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: male predominance

What causes Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome?

Causes of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: see causes of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

What are the symptoms of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome?

Symptoms of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: see symptoms of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

Onset of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: middle life

Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: Medical Geneticist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome.
Treatments for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: see treatments for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
Research for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: see research for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

Name and Aliases of Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

Main name of condition: Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

Other names or spellings for Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome:

Lambert-Eaton syndrome, bronchial carcinoma-myasthenia, carcinomatous myasthenia, carcinomatous myopathy, LEMS, Eaton-Lambert syndrome, Myasthenic-Myopathic syndrome of Lambert-Eaton

Lambert-Eaton paraneoplastic cerebellar degeneration
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome:

 

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