A patient with LEMS unrelated to cancer was studied by stimulated single-fiber electromyography (SFEMG) before and 3 months after the onset of therapy with 3,4-diaminopyridine. All end-plates showed a progressive reduction in blockings and jitter with the increase in stimulation rate. Treatment significantly corrected this feature, but the overall pattern of frequency-improved jitter remained. Such widespread finding is rare but diagnostic for Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome. Stimulated SFEMG can be used to monitor therapy in such patients.
|Number of pages
|Muscle and Nerve
|Published - 1997
- 3,4- diaminopyridine
- Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome
- single-fiber electromyography