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Autoimmunity and Immunodeficiency Coexisting in the Same Patient

Mugundhan Krishnan, Kamatchi Sundaramoorthy, Muralidharan Kamalakannan, Sakthi Velayudham, Sowmini Perumal, Malcolm Jeyaraj, Viveka Saravanan Raju

Keywords : Acetylcholine receptor antibodies, Esophageal candidiasis, Good syndrome, Mucocutaneous candidiasis, Myasthenia gravis, Thymoma, Weight loss

Citation Information : Krishnan M, Sundaramoorthy K, Kamalakannan M, Velayudham S, Perumal S, Jeyaraj M, Raju VS. Autoimmunity and Immunodeficiency Coexisting in the Same Patient. Bengal Physician Journal 2022; 9 (3):73-74.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10070-7083

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 06-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Myasthenia gravis is a well-known autoimmune disorder. Very few cases in literature showed association of myasthenia gravis, thymoma, and oral candidiasis. Here, we present a case of myasthenia gravis with thymoma, significant weight loss, extensive oral and esophageal candidiasis mimicking an immunodeficiency state which often creates a therapeutic dilemma in instituting immunosuppression.

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