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is myasthenia gravis fatal

A 16-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
41 years experience Internal Medicine
Carefully: This question is not well studied - there is an ongoing investigation of the benefits of exercise in MG (see https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles ... Read More

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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See rheuma: I strongly recommend that you consult a rheumatologist to get your disease condition undercontrolled. I don't see why both conditions cannot be impro ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Don't see any unusual risk from Forteo because of MG. It is important for you to get your osteoporosis treated since a major fracture will be devastat ... Read More
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A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald McCarren
36 years experience Neurology
Unknown: In most cases, myasthenia gravis is not inherited and occurs in people with no history of the disorder in their family. About 3 to 5 percent of af ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
Usually very serious: Myasthenia gravis is typically seen in the young and the elderly. In the latter group, they typically have ocular mg, that is there symptoms are confi ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Maybe tough, but : We order the following tests: anti-neuromuscular junctional antibody (and maybe anti-musk antibody), an EMG study using repetitive nerve stimulations ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
17 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 years experience Neurology
Weakness: Characteristically, it is a disease affecting nerve and muscle connections, and may initially present with double vision, drooping of eyelids, and wea ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nilofer Nisar
39 years experience Neurology
Medications: Infections and medications can cause worionsening og mg. Medications like certain antibiotics, anesthetic agents, muscle relaxants, Botox injections e ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Block receptor: Increased abnormal activity of the immune system can create antibodies that block communication between nerves and muscles. Specifically the nerve tra ... Read More
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