What is the risk for babies born to mothers with myasthenia gravis (MG)?

Updated: Aug 27, 2018
  • Author: Abbas Jowkar, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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All babies born to myasthenic mothers should be examined for evidence of transient myasthenic weakness, even if the mother’s myasthenia is well controlled, and should have rapid access to neonatal critical care support.

Chest CT without contrast can be performed safely during pregnancy, although the risks of radiation to the fetus need to be carefully considered. Unless there is a compelling indication, postponement of diagnostic CT until after delivery is preferable.


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