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June 19 2014

Myasthenia Crisis

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June 19 2014 #

Crisis is described when MG relapse occurs with involvement of breathing muscles. It is a medical emergencyThe patient in this case would require ventilatory support. Other treatments include plasmapheresis and IV immunoglobuins in addition to the breathing support.

REFERENCE:

  1. Murray Longmore et al. Neurology: Myasthenia Gravis. Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine.  New York (USA): Oxford University Press; 2010: 516. 

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