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Causes of Myasthenia Gravis

List of causes of Myasthenia Gravis

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Myasthenia Gravis) that could possibly cause Myasthenia Gravis includes:

Causes of Myasthenia Gravis (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Myasthenia Gravis that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Myasthenia Gravis Causes: Male-Female Gender Ratio

Gender of Patients for Myasthenia Gravis: Women 2:1 (NWHIC)....more »

Myasthenia Gravis: Related Medical Conditions

To research the causes of Myasthenia Gravis, consider researching the causes of these these diseases that may be similar, or associated with Myasthenia Gravis:

Myasthenia Gravis: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Myasthenia Gravis: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Myasthenia Gravis:

  • Autoimmune Myasthenia Gravis - the classic autoimmune form.
  • Congenital myasthenia - a rare genetic non-autoimmune form occurring in infants.
  • more types...»

Causes of Broader Categories of Myasthenia Gravis: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Myasthenia Gravis as a symptom:

Conditions listing Myasthenia Gravis as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Myasthenia Gravis. Our database lists the following as having Myasthenia Gravis as a symptom of that condition:

What causes Myasthenia Gravis?

Causes: Myasthenia Gravis: Myasthenia gravis is caused by a defect in the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles. Normally when impulses travel down the nerve, the nerve endings release a neurotransmitter substance called acetylcholine. In myasthenia gravis, antibodies produced by the body's own immune system block, alter, or destroy the receptors for acetylcholine. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS)

Medical news summaries relating to Myasthenia Gravis:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Myasthenia Gravis:

Related information on causes of Myasthenia Gravis:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Myasthenia Gravis may be found in:


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