Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Positive Outlook Helps Young Woman With Generalized Myasthenia Gravis

Johannesburg – While she calls herself a mother of three “fur-kids”, Megan Hunter’s biggest dream is to have a baby.

“I want to be strong enough to be able to fall pregnant and have a baby. That really is my biggest wish and my heart aches for one.”

The 28-year-old is one in 5 000 people with Myasthenia Gravis: an extremely rare neuromuscular, autoimmune disease that affects all her muscles.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

After Massive Dose of Vitamin D Myasthenia Gravis Patients Goes Into Remission

By Fl├ívio Adsuara Cadegiani  | Published at NCBI  |

Vitamin D has been shown to be related to autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and psoriasis. Correlations have been reported between vitamin D levels and prevalence and severity of other autoimmune disorders, and also between vitamin D therapy and disease improvement and remission.

Below is a case report of a patient with severe and refractory myasthenia gravis (MG) who followed a “high-dose vitamin D treatment”, a massive-dose treatment (80 000 to 120 000 IU/day) promoted by a medical center in Brazil (but still not proven), and she had her first complete remission after this type of treatment with increased vitamin D serum levels (400 to 700 ng/mL)