Lambert-Eaton myasthenia syndrome

Dr Henry Knipe et al.

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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rID: 32427
Section: Syndromes
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Lambert–Eaton syndrome
  • Lambert-Eaton myasthenia syndrome (LEMS)
  • Eaton-Lambert syndrome
  • Eaton-Lambert myasthenia syndrome

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