What is the basis for treatment selection in myasthenia gravis (MG)?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Abbas Jowkar, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Even though no rigorously tested treatment trials have been reported and no clear consensus exists on treatment strategies, myasthenia gravis (MG) is one of the most treatable neurologic disorders. Several factors (eg, severity, distribution, rapidity of disease progression) should be considered before therapy is initiated or changed. Treatment regimens are individualized depending on the severity of the myasthenia (MGFA class), patient age, serology status, thymic pathology, concurrent medical issues, patient and physician preference and physician experience.


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