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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia gravis

10/27/2008

Question:

I havea family Member that was diagnosed with Myashenia Gravis and is still under extreme care for a month now. My question is, what is causes him to be hot and sweating all the time. His tempature is fine and does not have a fever when the nurse checks him.

Answer:

Myasthenia gravis does not cause sweating itself. So the sweating must have another cause. Some of the more likely possibilities would be medication effect (mestinon or prednisone), stress, or a hidden infection.

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Response by:

John G Quinlan, MD John G Quinlan, MD
Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati