Myesthenia Gravis

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Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that affects the communication between nerves and muscles. It is estimated that the number of people who are affected by it is between 5 and 14 people out of 100,000. This disease occurs in men and women of all ethnic groups. Although it most commonly affects women under 40 and men over 60, it can occur at any age.
The hallmark of myasthenia gravis is muscle weakness that increases during activity and improves after rest. Current treatment options include medications, plasma exchange, and thymectomy, among others. With treatment, the outlook for most patients with this condition is good, and patients can expect to lead normal or nearly normal lives.

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