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Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome

Medline NLM definition: An acquired autoimmune disease characterized by weakness and fatigability of proximal muscles, particularly of the pelvic girdle and thighs, with relative sparing of extraocular and bulbar muscles. It is often associated with small cell carcinoma of the lung.

Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome: information from the NHS website

Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site)

Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

PubMed Medline search on Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
See also Myasthenia Gravis

Support Groups

Supporting people with myasthenia.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.