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Signs of Myasthenia Gravis

Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis

The list of medical symptoms mentioned in various sources for Myasthenia Gravis may include:

Note that Myasthenia Gravis symptoms usually refers to various medical symptoms known to a patient, but the phrase Myasthenia Gravis signs may often refer to those signs that are only noticable by a doctor.

Signs or Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis:

NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

The hallmark of myasthenia gravis is muscle weakness that increases during periods of activity and improves after periods of rest. Muscles that control eye and eyelid movements, facial expression, chewing, talking, and swallowing are often, but not always, involved. The muscles that that control breathing and neck and limb movements may also be affected. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS)

NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS (Excerpt)

The first noticeable symptoms of myasthenia gravis may be weakness of the eye muscles, difficulty in swallowing, or slurred speech. Symptoms vary in type and severity. (Source: excerpt from NINDS Myasthenia Gravis Information Page: NINDS)


Depending on the severity of each individual case, MG may be limited to the facial muscles, especially ocular (eye) muscles, causing drooping of the eyelids (ptosis), and/or difficulty in chewing, swallowing, smiling and talking. In more severe instances, the disease may affect all of the skeletal or voluntary muscles, including those that control breathing, coughing, arm and leg movements. (Source: excerpt from MYASTHENIA GRAVIS: NWHIC)

More Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis:

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What are the signs of Myasthenia Gravis?

The phrase "signs of Myasthenia Gravis" should, strictly speaking, refer only to those signs and symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis that are not readily apparent to the patient. The word "symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis" is the more general meaning; see symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis.

The signs and symptom information on this page attempts to provide a list of some possible signs and symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis. This medical information about signs and symptoms for Myasthenia Gravis has been gathered from various sources, may not be fully accurate, and may not be the full list of Myasthenia Gravis signs or Myasthenia Gravis symptoms. Furthermore, signs and symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis may vary on an individual basis for each patient. Only your doctor can provide adequate diagnosis of any signs or symptoms and whether they are indeed Myasthenia Gravis symptoms.


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