Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a common autoimmune condition with many variations - the main symptoms are weakness of muscles and tiredness of muscles on use.
In autoimmuny, the immune system reacts to normal "self" body tissues. In MG the attack is interrupting "the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles, preventing normal muscle contractions from occurring." BRAIN AUSTRALIA
MG is caused by breakdown in the communication between the nerves and the muscles of the body at the neuromuscular junction.
Acetylcholine Receptor Antibodies are found in the blood of most people with MG.
Myasthenia Gravis - Some Symptoms:
- muscle weakness that may come and go
- muscle fatigue
- eyes are often affected with drooping eyelids and/or blurred vision
- difficulty swallowing
- 10% of patients have an associated thymoma
- Mayo Clinic
- eMedicine Article Author: Aashit K Shah, MD
- Clinical Overview of MG Author:James F. Howard, Jr., M.D.
- What is Myasthenia Gravis (MG)? from MGFA
- Facts about Autoimmune Myasthenia Gravis
- Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
- National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
- Treatment page of Australian Prescriber
- A patient's perspective from Australian Prescriber
Patient support organisations in Australia
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