Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

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What is Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome?

Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is an autoimmune disorder of the neuromuscular junction where nerve cells meet muscle cells and help activate the muscles. It is caused by a disruption of electrical impulses between these nerve and muscle cells.

Common symptoms reported by people with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

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Treatments taken by people for Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome

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Who has Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome on PatientsLikeMe?

  • 0 new patients joined this month
  • 35 say Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome is their primary condition

Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 2
30s 3
40s 9
50s 7
60s 13
70+ 6
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 2
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 3
50-59 years 5
60-69 years 1
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 12
Female 30

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 12
Not Diagnosed 2

These charts show data from Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome patients who have completed their condition history
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