Myasthenia Gravis

Aaron E. Miller and Teresa M. DeAngelis

in Neuroimmunology

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Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199732920
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322862 | DOI:

Series: What Do I Do Now

Myasthenia Gravis

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Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder that results in loss of functional acetylcholine receptors (AChR) on the postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction caused by the presence of antibodies to the AChR. In this chapter, we review the cardinal clinical findings of MG, the standard diagnostic testing including electrophysiological features, and the medical and surgical treatment recommendations.

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Subjects: Neurology

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