What is Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome?
Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS) is a disorder of the neuromuscular junction—the place where nerve and muscle cells meet to help activate a person's muscles. LEMS is caused by a disruption of electrical impulses between the two kinds of cells.
LEMS is an autoimmune condition. Normally, the body's immune system protects the body from infection and disease. In autoimmune conditions, the immune system attacks the body's own tissues by mistake.
How can I or my loved one help improve care for people with Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome?
Consider participating in a clinical trial so clinicians and scientists can learn more about the LEMS and related disorders. Clinical research uses human volunteers to help researchers learn more about a disorder and perhaps find better ways to safely detect, treat, or prevent disease.
All types of volunteers are needed—those who are healthy or may have an illness or disease—of all different ages, sexes, races, and ethnicities to ensure that study results apply to as many people as possible, and that treatments will be safe and effective for everyone who will use them.
Where can I find more information about Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome?
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