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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis: Introduction

Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) ... more about Myasthenia Gravis.

Myasthenia Gravis: An autoimmune disorder which interferes with nerve impulses to muscles and hence results in weak, easily fatigued muscles. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Myasthenia Gravis is available below.

Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis

Treatments for Myasthenia Gravis

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Myasthenia Gravis: Deaths

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Types of Myasthenia Gravis

  • Autoimmune Myasthenia Gravis - the classic autoimmune form.
  • Congenital myasthenia - a rare genetic non-autoimmune form occurring in infants.
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Myasthenia Gravis: Complications

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Causes of Myasthenia Gravis

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Myasthenia Gravis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Myasthenia Gravis

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Prognosis for Myasthenia Gravis

Prognosis for Myasthenia Gravis: Good. Many people go into remission or suffer only mild disability.

Research about Myasthenia Gravis

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Clinical Trials for Myasthenia Gravis

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NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of the body. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS)

MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: NWHIC (Excerpt)

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that affects the transmission of signals from nerves to muscles. Myasthenia occurs when antibodies, produced by the body’s immune system, mistakenly attack and destroy special proteins called acetylcholine receptors located at the nerve-muscle junctions. As a result, affected individuals experience weakness that fluctuates with activity. (Source: excerpt from MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: NWHIC)

Definitions of Myasthenia Gravis:

Disease characterized by progressive weakness and exhaustibility of voluntary muscles without atrophy or sensory disturbance and caused by an autoimmune attack on acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. - (Source - Diseases Database)

A chronic progressive disease characterized by chronic fatigue and muscular weakness (especially in the face and neck); caused by a deficiency of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions - (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Myasthenia Gravis as a "rare disease".
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