Table 1

Distribution of fatigue caseness and total fatigue levels among myasthenia gravis patients by type of autonomic symptom and presence or absence of that symptom
Autonomic symptom

All patients

(n = 82)

Fatigue cases

(n = 36)

Odds ratio (95% CI)* Total fatigue level p-values
Sudomotor Symptomatic 26 17.0
(n = 41) 5.4 (2.1 – 14.0) 0.001**
Asymptomatic 10 12.0
(n = 41)
Sleep Symptomatic 22 16.8
disturbances (n = 38) 2.9 (1.2 – 7.3) 0.001**
Asymptomatic 14 12.5
(n = 44)
Orthostatism Symptomatic 20 16.1
(n = 36) 2.3 (1.0 – 5.7) 0.04**
Asymptomatic 16 13.3
(n = 46)
Vasomotor Symptomatic 15 16.5
(n = 26) 2.3 (0.9 – 5.9) 0.03**
Asymptomatic 21 13.6
(n = 56)
Gastrointestinal Symptomatic 9 16.3
(n = 18) 1.4 (0.5 – 4.0) ns
Asymptomatic 27 14.0
(n = 64)

* 95% Confidence interval for Odds ratio.

** The p-values were not adjusted for multiple testing.

Elsais et al.

Elsais et al. BMC Neurology 2013 13:132   doi:10.1186/1471-2377-13-132

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