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Myasthenia Gravis

Jaquet, John L.

doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000351320.94616.a4
Department: Letter

Lake Worth, FL

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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