Neurol Sci 2021 Jun 3. Epub 2021 Jun 3.
Division of Neurology, Department of Neurosciences, College of Medicine-Philippine General Hospital, University of the Philippines Manila, Taft Avenue, Ermita, 1000, Manila, Philippines.
We report a 51-year-old male diagnosed with X-linked recessive spinal and bulbar muscular atrophy (SBMA) by genetic testing who presented with 30 years history of progressive proximal and bulbar weakness responsive to cholinesterase inhibitor. Although the anti-acetylcholine receptor antibody (anti-AChR Ab) was negative, the myasthenic state was confirmed by decremental response in repetitive nerve stimulation and increased jitter frequency and blocking in single fiber-electromyography. While myasthenia gravis and SBMA may co-exist independently in an individual having the signs and symptoms of both conditions, the absence of anti-AChR Ab may imply that myasthenia can be an exaggerated activity-induced fatigue or weakness from the latter. Read More