Myasthenia Gravis

Neurology Now
March/April 2009
Volume 5(2)
p 6
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I was upset that you published a letter in the Jan./Feb. 2009 issue about a person with myasthenia gravis (MG) who chose to disregard his neurologist's recommendation to have a thymectomy. I would hate to see another person use this as an excuse to disregard a doctor's advice. I accept as fact what the patient's wife described as the current condition of her husband, and I wish them well. But what her husband did is dangerous, and a year and a half is too short a time to claim victory over a lifelong condition.

John L. Jaquet

Lake Worth, FL

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