Skip to Content
Home > Wellness > Health Library > Lambert-Eaton Syndrome
Browse and register for related classes.
Lambert-Eaton syndrome (also called Eaton-Lambert syndrome) is
a very rare condition in which a person's immune system attacks nerve tissues
it mistakenly identifies as invading organisms. As a result, electrical signals
do not travel between nerves and muscles as they should, which typically causes
weakness in the upper arm and thigh muscles.
Other symptoms may
include a dry mouth, muscle pain, vision problems, and droopy eyelids (ptosis).
Men with Lambert-Eaton syndrome may also be unable to achieve or maintain an
Certain forms of cancer can sometimes trigger the
development of Lambert-Eaton syndrome.
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & Colin Chalk, MD, CM, FRCPC - Neurology
To learn more about Healthwise, visit Healthwise.org.
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.
Feeling under the weather?
Use our interactive symptom checker to evaluate your symptoms and determine appropriate action or treatment.
250 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
Contact Concord Hospital
View Quality Data
© 2016 Concord Hospital