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myasthenia gravis in children

A 20-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sheila Goodman
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Yes but complicated: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that affects the muscles. It doesn't affect fertility but can complicate pregnancy. Complications include w ... Read More
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: It simply puts you into a higher risk pregnancy that you can work with your ob/gyn to manage with appropriate planning.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nilofer Nisar
39 years experience Neurology
MG & pregnency: Yes.
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 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
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
17 years experience Neurology
Fatigable weakness: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that disrupts the neuromuscular junction, so that when motor nerves fire the muscle fibers do not reliably ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
52 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 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 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olav Jaren
19 years experience Neurology
Not very common: Myasthenia gravis is not a very common illness. Of every 10000 people, you may be able identify about 1-2. There are several thousand cases in the U ... Read More
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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 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Julian Bragg
17 years experience Neurology
Wide range of people: Myasthenia has been reported in people of all age groups, but it tends to be more common in people aged 50-70 or in women under 40. Conditions that i ... Read More
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