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Can myasthenia gravis cause myopathy?

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Can myasthenia gravis cause myopathy?

Myasthenia: It is a Neuromuscular disease characterized by muscle weakness & fatigue, mostly from circulating antibodies that block Acetylcholine receptors at neuromuscular junctions. Treatment is with Acetylcholine esterase inhibitors or Immuno suppressants. ...Read more

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Myasthenia gravis is a serious autoimmune disorderthis help alleviate symptoms of myasthenia gravis?

See neurologist : Please make sure that you have the proper diagnosis for myasthenia gravis. You will need blood tests for antibodies, and repetitive stimulation studies or even single fiber emg. You must be taken care of by a neurologist who can give you medicines to help with the disease if you to prove to have myasthenia gravis. ...Read more

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Is myasthenia gravis hereditary?

Is myasthenia gravis hereditary?

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 affected individuals have other family members with myasthenia gravis or other autoimmune disorders, but the inheritance pattern is unknown. For more info please review the following: http://www.Myasthenia.Org/whatismg/faqs.Aspx. ...Read more

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What causes myasthenia gravis?

Autoimmune: We have discovered that the connection between nerve and muscle is compromised by injury to the neuromuscular junction by an antibody that affects acetylcholine transmission. Thus, for whatever reason, the body immune system is attacking itself. ...Read more

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What is myathesis gravis muscle disease?

What is myathesis gravis muscle disease?

Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease where our body makes antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor at our nerve endings to muscle, causing weakness and fatigue. The disease usually first affects the muscles that move our eyes and our muscles of facial expression, even affecting swallowing and breathing. http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/myasthenia_gravis/detail_myasthenia_gravis.htm ...Read more

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Myasthenia gravis and dopamine levels?

? what is the questi: Myastenia gravis is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease, the body make antibodies which can interrupt muscular function. Does not directly involve dopamine. Dopamine is a neuromuscular transmitter which can be decreased in parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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How is myasthenia gravis diagnosed?

How is myasthenia gravis diagnosed?

Myasthenia: An intravenous injection called a tensilon test, blood testing for acetylcholine receptor antibodies, and an electrophysiological test called an electromyelogram can all be used to help make a diagnosis of myasthenia. ...Read more

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How serious is myasthenia gravis?

How serious is myasthenia gravis?

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 confined to the eye muscles. In the young, symptoms include muscle weakness, breathing difficulties, swallowing difficulties, visual problems(double vision, droopy eye lids), problems chewing. Symptoms worsen during the day.If not treated, it can be fatal. ...Read more

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What is myasthenia gravis?

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 contract. It manifests as a "fatigable weakness" (one that gets worse with sustained effort) that can involve the limbs, the cranial nerves (hoarseness, double vision, difficulty swallowing), or, in some dangerous cases, muscles of breathing. ...Read more

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What causes mg (myasthenia gravis)?

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 triggered by drug exposure or by certain types of tumors. ...Read more

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Myasthenia gravis can wayfaring cause mg?

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 caused by wayfaring. Take care. ...Read more

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What diseases are similar to myasthenia gravis?

Muscle weakness: Nerves and muscle disorders can give pictures similar to that of myasthenia gravis especially if the facial muscles and the muscles of the shoulder and pelvic girdle are involved. Please make sure that you have the proper diagnosis for myasthenia gravis. You will need blood tests for antibodies, and repetitive stimulation studies or even single fiber emg. You must be taken care of by a neurolog. ...Read more

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What increasesrisk for myasthenia gravis?

Wide range of people: Conditions that increase your risk for developing myasthenia include: autoimmune disease (thyroid disease, lupus, rheumatoid, type i diabetes), a tumor called a thymoma, and exposure to certain medications (most famously an immunosuppressant and chelating agent called penicillamine). ...Read more

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Are multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis conditions of the neuroglia?

Are multiple sclerosis and myasthenia gravis conditions of the neuroglia?

Neither of them: Neither of these conditions is a condition of the neuroglia. To some extent, glial cells are involved in the repair of damage that occurs in MS. Myasthenia is a condition that occurs at the junction of the nerve and muscle, no glia cells are present there. ...Read more

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Who can develop myasthenia gravis?

Women>men: Before the age of 40 mg is 3x more common in women, but at older ages both sexes are equally affected. Familial cases are rare. Congenital mg in children are rarely encountered. Their mothers are asymptomatic, and the condition is often familial. Limb weakness is present but eye movement weakness is the dominant sign. There are also neonatal forms characterized by weak suck, and juvenile forms. ...Read more

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How common is Myasthenia Gravis?

Prevalence of MG?: It's estimated that MG is present in between 50-60K individuals in the U.S. It will increase as the age of the population increases. ...Read more

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What conditions are similar to ocular myasthenia gravis?

What conditions are similar to ocular myasthenia gravis?

Muscle weakness: Other reasons for decreased use of muscles. This could be muscle diseases and neurological diseases. The usual clue is the occular involvement. This is where testing is done. Testing is to replace the loss of acetylcholine function like the tensilon test and other drugs that block the beakdown of acetylcholine by cholinesterase andtemporarily increases the level of acetylcholine and reverses it. ...Read more

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What are the differences between eaton lambert syndrome and myasthenia gravis?

Without getting into: minutia of detrimental and incremental repetitive nerve stimulation testing (there is a difference from a neuroelectrodiagnostic standpoint) , Eaton Lambert Syndrome is seen as a manifestation of cancer, where as Myasthenia gravis is a distinct clinical neuromuscular disorder (albeit occasionally associated with thymoma) Sorry for the extremely long sentence. Thank you for trusting Health Tap. ...Read more

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What medications can aggravate myasthenia gravis?

Comments: The best documented problems occur with many but not all -mycin antibiotics, and may be best to avoid Cipro, (ciprofloxacin) Ketek, Z-pak, but also most fluoroquinolones. Stay away from Botox, Quinine, and all beta-blockers. ...Read more

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Myasthenia Gravis (Definition)

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