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could a tumour cause myasthenia gravis

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ilene Ruhoy
20 years experience Neurology
Hard but possible: Agree it can be difficult. Important: where are the tumors? Their location in the brain can tell where you may feel weakness or sensory deficits. MG w ... Read More
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Dr. Herbert Krob
28 years experience Neurology
This : This is a great question. The thymus is an organ in the chest that plays a role in the immune system. Thymectomy, surgical removal of that organ, ... Read More
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Dr. Simon Fishman
25 years experience Neurology
Thymus : Thymus removal is an effective treatment for myasthenia control in young women. The thymus plays a role in the maturation of the immune system. Un ... Read More
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Probably: In appropriate candidates, thymectomy should be performed by a trained thoracic surgeon. These links may assist: http://goo.Gl/3xxmd and http://goo.G ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
16 years experience Neurology
Immune system: Myasthenia is caused by the immune system attacking a protein in the junction between nerve and muscle. This usually happens spontaneously, but can be ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Myasthenia: It is a Neuromuscular disease characterized by muscle weakness & fatigue, mostly from circulating antibodies that block Acetylcholine receptors at ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Autoantibodies...: Myasthenia gravis is characterized by weakness / fatigue of muscles under voluntary control. It is caused by abnormal communication between nerves and ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Mg flares: This is an interesting and important question. I suggest you start with a clinic visit to your doctor. You should also go online and read a few of the ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Autoimmune: We have discovered that the connection between nerve and muscle is compromised by injury to the neuromuscular junction by an antibody that affects ace ... Read More
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A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience Pain Management
It is not possible: Myasthenia gravis can cause weakness in your neck, arms and legs, other muscles. MG is caused by antibodies blocking acetylcholine, but it is not cau ... Read More
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Eilerman
19 years experience Endocrinology
Not likely: No evidence to suggest a connection in the literature.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Myasthenia gravis is a curious autoimmune disease. I've seen nothing in my decades in medicine to suggest that any of the drugs of abuse trigger this ... Read More

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