Lambert-Eaton myasthenia syndrome
Lambert-Eaton myasthenia syndrome (LEMS) is rare but is still the second most common neuromuscular junction disease after myasthenia gravis. Two-thirds of LEMS present as a paraneoplastic syndrome secondary to malignancy, most commonly lung cancer but is also associated with breast, ovarian and pancreatic cancer and lymphoma.
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