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We examined the findings from single-fiber electromyography in extensor digitorum communis (EDC) and orbicularis oculi (OOc) in 13 myasthenia gravis (MG) patients with muscle-specific kinase antibodies (MuSK-MG) and 12 MG patients with acetylcholine receptor antibodies (AChR-MG) with similar clinical scores. More than 70% of AChR-MG patients had abnormal jitter in both EDC and OOc, but the majority of MuSK-MG patients had normal jitter in EDC despite abnormal jitter in OOc. These findings demonstrate clear differences between the neurophysiology of MuSK-MG and AChR-MG.

Original publication




Journal article


Muscle Nerve

Publication Date





568 - 570


Acetylcholinesterase, Antibodies, Disability Evaluation, Electromyography, Electrophysiology, Extremities, Facial Muscles, Humans, Muscle Fibers, Skeletal, Muscle, Skeletal, Myasthenia Gravis, Neurologic Examination, Receptor Protein-Tyrosine Kinases, Receptors, Cholinergic