Childhood graves disease masquerading as myasthenia gravis

Seth J. Perlman, Craig M. Zaidman

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We report a child presenting with intermittent ophthalmoplegia and fluctuating ptosis and facial weakness whose evaluation revealed no evidence of myasthenia gravis but did reveal hyperthyroidism secondary to Graves disease. Successful treatment of the child's endocrinopathy resulted in complete resolution of his presenting symptoms. Children presenting with ophthalmoplegia and ptosis without proptosis should be evaluated for hyperthyroidism if no evidence of a myopathy or disorder of neuromuscular junction transmission is found.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1309-1311
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Child Neurology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013


  • Graves
  • Graves disease
  • hyperthyroidism
  • myasthenia gravis
  • ophthalmoplegia
  • ptosis
  • thyroid


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