Myasthenia Gravis Frequently Asked Questions

Myasthenia gravis (meye-uhssTHEEN-ee-uh GRAV uhss) (MG) is an autoimmune disease that weakens the muscles. The name comes from Greek and Latin words meaning “grave muscle weakness.” But most cases of MG are not as “grave” as the name implies. In fact, most people with MG can expect to live normal lives.

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Myasthenia Gravis Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is myasthenia gravis, (MG)?, womenshealth.gov, 1-800-994-9662, TDD: 1-888-220-5446, Q: Who gets MG?, Q: What causes MG?, Antibody blood tests. Q: What are the signs and symptoms of MG?, Edrophonium test. Nerve conduction test/repetitive, stimulation. Q: How is MG diagnosed?, Single fiber electromyography, (EMG). Computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging, Plasmapheresis (PLAZ-muh(MRI). FUR-uh-suhss) or plasma, exchange. High-dose intravenous immune, globulin. Q: What is the treatment for MG?, Medications. Q: What is a myasthenic crisis?, Thymectomy. Q: How can I help take care of, Q: What research is being done?, myself if I have MG?, National Institute of Neurological, Myasthenia Gravis Foundation, Disorders and Stroke, American Autoimmune Related, Diseases Association, Reviewed by:

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