Drug-induced myasthenic syndromes
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder characterized by fluctuating weakness of voluntary muscles, with a propensity for involvement of ocular muscles. Drug-induced myasthenic syndromes are caused by numerous medications of various classes. Some medications, such as the classic example of D-penicillamine, may induce a disturbance of the immune system that results in the development of myasthenia gravis, whereas many other agents produce weakness by direct compromise of neuromuscular transmission.
Dec. 28, 2020