Myasthenia gravis and psoriasis vulgaris

Koc F. , Yerdelen D.

NEUROSCIENCES, cilt.14, ss.175-177, 2009 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.175-177


Myasthenia gravis is a rare autoimmune disorder in which antibodies form against acetylcholine nicotinic postsynaptic receptors at the myoneural junction. Psoriasis vulgaris is a chronic, recurring, and an inflammatory skin disease. Myasthenia gravis and psoriasis are both autoimmune diseases and correlated with specific human histocompatibility antigens. In this report, a 53-year-old woman who has myasthenia gravis accompanied with psoriasis vulgaris is presented. To conclude, this association is extremely rare and the pathogenetic etiology was thought to depend on a generalized immunological disturbance.