Muscle-Specific Kinase-Antibody-Positive Myasthenia Gravis After Autologous Bone Marrow Transplantation

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Abstract

A 44-year-old man presented with oculobulbar weakness approximately 5 years after autologous bone marrow transplantation (BMT). His workup led to the diagnosis of muscle-specific kinase-antibody-related myasthenia gravis (MG). There has been only one case report of muscle-specific kinase-antibody-positive MG after BMT, which was allogeneic. We report the first case of autologous BMT-associated MG with muscle-specific kinase antibody. The pathogenic mechanisms of immune dysregulation leading to MG after BMT are discussed.

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