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What is a myasthenic crisis?
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In brief: A relapse
Myasthenia gravis can rapidly deteriorate if medication is failing, and a patient can rapidly weaken, have trouble breathing and swallowing, and may require respiratory support in a hospital.
Contrast a cholinergic crisis, also a deterioration, but here due to too much medication.

In brief: A relapse
Myasthenia gravis can rapidly deteriorate if medication is failing, and a patient can rapidly weaken, have trouble breathing and swallowing, and may require respiratory support in a hospital.
Contrast a cholinergic crisis, also a deterioration, but here due to too much medication.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Nikolaos Zacharias
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
In brief: Paralysis
During an attack of myasthenia gravis the affected individual may be completely or variably paralyzed and require assistance for breathing - or death ensues.
This is an acute emergency that requires specialized hospital care.

In brief: Paralysis
During an attack of myasthenia gravis the affected individual may be completely or variably paralyzed and require assistance for breathing - or death ensues.
This is an acute emergency that requires specialized hospital care.
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