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Objective: To describe acute myasthenia gravis (MG) in the postoperative period following removal of a thymoma in an adult cat. Case summary: A 6-year-old spayed female domestic short haired cat weighing 6.4 kg was referred for workup and treatment of a cranial mediastinal mass. Thoracoscopic...

Author(s)
Meeking, S. A.; Prittie, J.; Barton, L.
Publisher
Blackwell Publishing, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care, 2008, 18, 2, pp 177-183
Abstract

Acquired myasthenia gravis was diagnosed in a 5-year-old domestic shorthair, neutered, female cat with generalized muscle weakness, tremors, dysphagia and alterations in voice. Radiographs indicated the presence of a mass in the anterior thorax. A response to edrophonium chloride, and raised levels ...

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O'Dair, H. A.; Holt, P. E.; Pearson, G. R.; Gruffydd-Jones, T. J.
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1991, 32, 4, pp 198-202
Abstract

A detailed account is given on the signs and differential diagnoses examined in a 7-month old domestic shorthair cat presenting with a 4-week history of ventroflexion of the neck and a weak, abnormal gait. Congenital myasthenia gravis was diagnosed by means of the edrophonium test and a negative...

Author(s)
Taboada, J.; Merchant, S. R.
Citation
Veterinary Medicine, 1990, 85, 9, pp 932...950
Abstract

Myasthenia gravis (MG) was diagnosed in four cats-one had an apparently congenital form and three had the acquired autoimmune form. All four were examined because of episodes of weakness including gait abnormalities, voice change, neck ventroflexion, and regurgitation. Palpebral reflexes were...

Author(s)
Joseph, R. J.; Carrillo, J. M.; Lennon, V. A.
Citation
Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 1988, 2, 2, pp 75-79
Abstract

Atracurium besylate, a nondepolarizing neuromuscular blocking agent, was administered as an infusion to 8 anaesthetized cats in which neuromuscular blockade was assessed, using the train-of-four response. Once 50% depression of the first-twitch (T1) response was achieved, the infusion was held...

Author(s)
Forsyth, S. F.; Ilkiw, J. E.; Hildebrand, S. V.
Citation
American Journal of Veterinary Research, 1990, 51, 10, pp 1675-1678
Abstract

Acquired myasthenia gravis was diagnosed in a four-year- old castrated male Somali in which the presenting signs consisted of progressive lameness, weakness, generalised muscle tremors, an inabiity to blink and voice loss. Clinical testing with edrophonium chloride, electrophysiology,...

Author(s)
Cuddon, P. A.
Citation
Journal of Small Animal Practice, 1989, 30, 9, pp 511-516

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