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Myasthenia Gravis

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Myasthenia gravis is a chronic condition that causes muscles to tire and weaken easily. For example, if you have myasthenia gravis, you may notice...
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Under normal conditions, your nerves direct your muscles to work by sending a message through an area called a receptor. The chemical that delivers...
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Myasthenia gravis is caused by a defect in the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles. It occurs when normal communication between the nerve and...
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Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by varying degrees of weakness of the skeletal (voluntary) muscles of...
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Unfortunately, a delay in diagnosis of one or two years is not unusual in cases of myasthenia gravis. Because weakness is a common symptom of many...
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With treatment, the outlook for most patients with myasthenia gravis is bright: They will have significant improvement of their muscle weakness, and...
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Although myasthenia gravis may affect any voluntary muscle; muscles that control eye and eyelid movement, facial expression, and swallowing are most...
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Myasthenia gravis occurs in all ethnic groups and both genders. It most commonly affects young adult women (under 40) and older men (over 60), but it...
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The thymus gland, which lies in the upper chest area beneath the breastbone, plays an important role in the development of the immune system in early...
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Within the federal government, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), one of the federal government's National...
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Today, myasthenia gravis can be controlled. There are several therapies available to help reduce and improve muscle weakness. Medications used to...
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