Three patients with IgA nephropathy associated with myasthenia gravis are described. In all 3 cases, myasthenia gravis emerged after the discovery of glomerulonephritis. Myasthenic symptoms were improved by thymectomy in 2 cases, but progression of the renal disease was not improved. Some systemic abnormalities, including immunological aberrations, were observed in these two disorders. It is postulated that T cell abnormalities in IgA nephropathy might be independent of the development of myasthenia gravis.