Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes weakness in the voluntary skeletal muscles, which are your body’s muscles for movement. It mostly affected muscles eyes, face, and swallowing. These antibodies destroy the communication between nerves and muscles, resulting in weakness of the skeletal muscles.

Causes of Myasthenia gravis:

Symptoms of Myasthenia gravis:

Diagnostic Test of Myasthenia gravis:

  1. History collection
  2. Physical examination
  3. Neurological examination
  4. Ach receptor antibodies test
  5. CT Scan and MRI scan
  6. Pulmonary function test
  7. Edrophonium test

Treatment of Myasthenia gravis:

  • No cure MG
  • Anticholinesterase drugs
  • Immunosupressant (Corticosteriod)
  • Oxygen therapy
  • Use steroids like Prednisolone given
  • Thymectomy

Myasthenia Gravis

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