What is the approach to treatment of myasthenia gravis (MG)?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Abbas Jowkar, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Based on recent advances in understanding the various underlying antibodies that cause myasthenia gravis and differences in how they present clinically and their response to various therapies, it is suggested that patients with myasthenia gravis should be classified into subgroups. Subgroups are based on the profile of serum autantibodies, the age of onset, the presence or absence of thymic pathology, and the distribution of clinical weakness. [5]


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