Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Myasthenia Gravis Treatment - Past, Present and Future

From JCI, Journal of Clinical Investigation, after a brief history of the disease the following article presents a unique overview of myasthenia gravis and how treatment may be likely to proceed.

 Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune syndrome caused by the failure of neuromuscular transmission, which results from the binding of autoantibodies to proteins involved in signaling at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). These proteins include the nicotinic AChR or, less frequently, a muscle-specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK) involved in

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Researchers Surprised - Pain Associated with Myasthenia Gravis Reported in Survey

Newswise — Pain associated with myasthenia gravis is apprently under reported to treating physicians. Patients with myasthenia gravis (MG), a neuromuscular disorder primarily characterized by muscle weakness and muscle fatigue, reported in a new survey by Penn State University researchers that the disease impacts their quality of life.

While this finding is not totally unexpected, the fact that a significant percentage reported experiencing pain as a result of their illness is. "That such a large number of surveyed patients reported pain associated with myasthenia gravis," explained researcher Dr. Milind Kothari, "is very surprising."

Kothari and fellow researcher, Dr. Kevin Scott, anticipated that most of those surveyed would indicate that

Friday, February 14, 2014

Generalized Myasthenia Gravis Symptoms Appear Suddenly to Missouri Family

The Carlsons or Carthage / From Carlson Family Photos posts articles and links to stories about individuals and familes that are dealing with the challanges of myasthenia gravis. Perhaps by reading these stories we can gain a some insight and perspective as we deal with our own issues.

Below is the story of the Carlsons and the mysterious visitor that came into their lives just a few months ago.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Drugs to Avoid If You Have Myasthenia Gravis


Important Statement 

Identifying drugs to avoid if you have myasthenia gravis is not necessarily cut and dry. Many different drugs have been associated with worsening myasthenia gravis (MG). However, these drug associations do not necessarily mean that a patient with MG should not be prescribed these