Juvenile myasthenia gravis

Submitted by sys4 on Tue, 05/24/2016 - 12:25
International Journal of Medicine and Public Health,2014,4,4,520-522.
Type:Case Report

Juvenile myasthenia gravis

Meenakshi Kalyan, Shubhangi A. Kanitkar, Anu N. Gaikwad

Department of Medicine, Padmashree Dr. D.Y. Patil Medical College Hospital and Research Centre, Pune, Maharashtra, India


Juvenile myasthenia gravis is a rare disorder acquired in childhood, representing 10% to 15% of all cases of myasthenia gravis. Like the adult form, it is generally characterized by an autoimmune attack on acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Most patients present with ptosis, diplopia, and fatigability. More advanced cases may also have bulbar problems and limb weakness and may progress to paralysis of the respiratory muscles.

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