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Thursday, October 23, 2014
what are mortality rates and morbidity of myasthenia gravis
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.
Henry J Kaminski, MD
Formerly, Professor of Neurology
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University