What long-term monitoring is indicated in the treatment of Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS)?

Updated: May 23, 2019
  • Author: David E Stickler, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Ideally, the patient’s neurologist or primary care physician should coordinate all tests and procedures ordered on an outpatient basis.

Physical therapy and exercise are important parts of the outpatient regimen to help maintain muscle tone and strength. Weakness of LEMS may be worse when the ambient temperature increases or when the patient is febrile. Patients should avoid hot showers or baths. Systemic illness of any sort may cause transient worsening of weakness.


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