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How is myasthenia gravis diagnosed?

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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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In brief: Maybe tough, but

We order the following tests: anti-neuromuscular junctional antibody (and maybe anti-musk antibody), an EMG study using repetitive nerve stimulations to look for possible classical decriment patterns, cat scan of chest to see if there is large thymus, and perhaps a clinical tensilon test.
That should for the most part confirm the diagnosis.

In brief: Maybe tough, but

We order the following tests: anti-neuromuscular junctional antibody (and maybe anti-musk antibody), an EMG study using repetitive nerve stimulations to look for possible classical decriment patterns, cat scan of chest to see if there is large thymus, and perhaps a clinical tensilon test.
That should for the most part confirm the diagnosis.
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