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Psychiatry Investig. 2013 Sep;10(3):300-2. doi: 10.4306/pi.2013.10.3.300. Epub 2013 Sep 16.

Myasthenia gravis, schizophrenia, and colorectal cancer in a patient: long-term follow-up with medication complexity.

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Department of Neuropsychiatry, Kyung Hee University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. ; Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, Seoul, Republic of Korea.


In a case of 46-year-old woman suffering from schizophrenia for over 20 years, she experienced frequent episodes of dyspnea and confirmed as superimposed with myasthenia gravis (MG). Throughout the seven-year follow-up period, after diagnosed as MG, she has been hospitalized 6 times and also diagnosed as colorectal cancer. Authors experienced various conditions associated with untoward effects of medication for myasthenia, schizophrenia, and colorectal cancer. Therefore, authors reported considerations for the pharmacotherapy of schizophrenia with myasthenia gravis.


Cancer; Dyspnea; Myasthenia gravis; Schizophrenia; Steroid

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