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Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis - How to prevent?

Myasthenia Gravis - Diagnosis

A consult with a neurologist is needed to confirm the diagnosis. Tests include:

  • Blood Test
    To detect antibodies that are abnormally high in MG
  • Repetitive Nerve Stimulation (RNS)
    Small, safe and tolerable electric currents are delivered to nerves in quick succession to check nerve responses and function
  • Single Fiber Electromyography (SFEMG)
    A small needle electrode is inserted into the muscles to record differences in response time between muscle fibres
  • Computed Tomography (CT) Scan
    Approximately 10-15% of patients with MG have an associated thymoma, a tumour of the thymus. The thymus is a gland in the chest that is involved in the immune system. A CT scan may be needed to check for a thymoma. Most of these thymomas are not malignant.

Myasthenia Gravis - Preparing for surgery

Myasthenia Gravis - Post-surgery care

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