PubMed 23561592

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Title: Clinical and immunological predictors of prognosis for Japanese patients with thymoma-associated myasthenia gravis.

Authors: Shigeaki Suzuki, Tetsuya Nishimoto, Mitsutomo Kohno, Kimiaki Utsugisawa, Yuriko Nagane, Masataka Kuwana, Norihiro Suzuki

Journal, date & volume: J. Neuroimmunol., 2013 May 15 , 258, 61-6

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There are no immunological markers to predict the prognosis of thymoma-associated myasthenia gravis (MG). Clinical and immunological factors associated with thymoma recurrence or MG relapse were examined by logistic analyses in 56 Japanese patients with thymoma-associated MG. Patients with anti-Kv1.4 antibodies showed higher frequencies of thymoma recurrence and MG relapse compared to those without. Anti-Kv1.4 antibody, Masaoka stage 4, World Health Organization type B3, and adjuvant radiotherapy were associated with thymoma recurrence. Multivariate analyses showed that anti-Kv1.4 antibody was the only independent factor associated with MG relapse. Anti-Kv1.4 antibody is a useful predictor of the prognosis of thymoma-associated MG.