Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome
Other Names for this Disease
- Eaton Lambert syndrome
- Lambert Eaton syndrome
- Myasthenic syndrome of Lambert-Eaton
- Myasthenic-Myopathic syndrome of Lambert-Eaton
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While the condition is not known to follow a specific pattern of inheritance, there appears to be a genetic predisposition to autoimmune diseases in general. Families with a history of Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome may benefit from consulting with a genetics professional.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- GeneTests offers a searchable directory of U.S. and international genetics and prenatal diagnosis clinics.
- The National Society of Genetic Counselors provides a database of genetics counseling services, searchable by location, name, institution, type of practice, or specialty.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of links to genetic centers and clinics, associations, and university genetics departments.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a Genetics Clinics Database for individuals who wish to locate a U.S. genetics center.
- The American Society of Human Genetics is a professional organization of researchers and clinical geneticists. The ASHG maintains a database of its members, some of whom live outside of the United States. Visit the ASHG site if you are interested in obtaining a list of the geneticists in your country, though some may be researchers only and may not offer medical care.
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