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What is myasthenia gravis?

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Dr. Julian Bragg
Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Julian Bragg
Dr. Julian Bragg
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Dr. PREM Menon
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: IT IS A NEUROLOGIC

It is a neurologic and immunologic disease.
Often caused by thymoma, thymus gland tumor. Treated with thymus gland removal, IV gammaglobulins and medications.

In brief: IT IS A NEUROLOGIC

It is a neurologic and immunologic disease.
Often caused by thymoma, thymus gland tumor. Treated with thymus gland removal, IV gammaglobulins and medications.
Dr. PREM Menon
Dr. PREM Menon
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Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Myasthenia gravis, or mg, is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the muscles and causes fatigue in various muscle groups.
It could be limited to the eye, or become more generalized to involve the legs, arms, neck and other muscles. The prognosis is good with rest, and medications can help.

In brief: Autoimmune disease

Myasthenia gravis, or mg, is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks the muscles and causes fatigue in various muscle groups.
It could be limited to the eye, or become more generalized to involve the legs, arms, neck and other muscles. The prognosis is good with rest, and medications can help.
Dr. Kevin Owoc
Dr. Kevin Owoc
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