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Is myasthenia gravis curable or only treatable with ongoing meds?

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Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Treatable

Myasthenia gravis is a treatable condition but it is not curable.
There are many treatments available. Generally it is best to see a specialist who can work with a patient to determine the best treatment course.

In brief: Treatable

Myasthenia gravis is a treatable condition but it is not curable.
There are many treatments available. Generally it is best to see a specialist who can work with a patient to determine the best treatment course.
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

About 1/3 can see spontaneous remission, 1/3 stabilize on chronic medications, and 1/3 have progressive difficulties.
Chronic and/or longterm medications may aid but can have significant adverse impact on life and/or health. In appropriate candidates, minimally invasive thoracic surgery to remove thymus (thymectomy) can possibly cure or stabilize disease or decrease amount and/or types of meds.

In brief: Possibly

About 1/3 can see spontaneous remission, 1/3 stabilize on chronic medications, and 1/3 have progressive difficulties.
Chronic and/or longterm medications may aid but can have significant adverse impact on life and/or health. In appropriate candidates, minimally invasive thoracic surgery to remove thymus (thymectomy) can possibly cure or stabilize disease or decrease amount and/or types of meds.
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