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myasthenia gravis

Brain and Nervous System
October 24, 2017

What is Myasthenia Gravis?

Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles responsible for breathing; as well as the moving parts of the body, like the arms and the legs. The name “myasthenia gravis” directly translates from Latin to “grave” or “serious muscle weakness”. This disease is rare and 20 in every 100 000 people suffer from it. What causes myasthenia gravis? Myasthenia gravis is caused by a faulty transmission between the nerves and muscles. The body attacks itself and causes the messages between the nerves and muscle to get blocked, almost like bad cellphone reception.…
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