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Letters to the Editor: What About Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease?

Letters to the Editor: What About Biomarkers for Parkinson’s Disease?

| January 1, 2021

Dear Editor: Parkinson’s disease (PD) affects over 600,000 patients in the United States; these numbers might double by 2040, as the population of older people increases.1 Diagnostic clues include the signs of resting tremor, bradykinesia, muscle rigidity, and postural imbalance. However, these clinical indicators might be inaccurate much of the time. A low rate of […]

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Letters to the Editor: Nonresponsive myasthenia is suspicious for congenital myasthenic syndrome or myopathy

Letters to the Editor: Nonresponsive myasthenia is suspicious for congenital myasthenic syndrome or myopathy

| October 1, 2020

Dear Editor: We read the excellent article by Diaz-Abad et al1 about a 54-year-old male patient with double seronegative myasthenia gravis. In the article, Diaz et al1 explained the patient did not tolerate pyridostigmine or steroids and did not respond sufficiently to immunoglobulins or plasmapheresis. However, respiratory failure (due to involvement of the respiratory muscles), […]

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