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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis

03/27/2001

Question:

what are mortality rates and morbidity of myasthenia gravis

Answer:

Your question may appear straightforward, but it is not. With modern treatment and intensive care units, mortality by myasthenia gravis is next to zero. The question of morbidity relates to a number of factors including complications of medications used to treat MG, weakness compromising activities of daily living, emotional factors related to having a chronic neurologic disease, and many others. I cannot give you a specific morbidity rate.

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Response by:

Henry J Kaminski, MD Henry J Kaminski, MD
Formerly, Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University