How is myasthenia gravis differentiated from botulism?

Updated: Feb 15, 2019
  • Author: Kirk M Chan-Tack, MD; Chief Editor: Pranatharthi Haran Chandrasekar, MBBS, MD  more...
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The results of the edrophonium chloride, or Tensilon, test for myasthenia gravis may be falsely positive in patients with botulism. If positive, it is typically much less dramatically positive than in patients with myasthenia gravis.


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