Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America
Photo provided by Pexels
What is Myasthenia Gravis (MG)?
Grant Liu, MD, pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist: Well we like to do a thymectomy to remove the thymus because we think that it helps us use less medication and reduces the risk in patients who start with ocular form of myasthenia spreading to the rest of the body. We believe that the once the child is old enough and doesn't really need the thymus anymore that taking out the thymus does affect the immune system in such a way that it helps the myasthenia improve.
Conquer Myasthenia Gravis - MG Support
Grant Liu, MD, pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist: We are very aggressive with the treatment of patients with myasthenia because we feel that earlier the patients are treated, the better off they do.
Photo provided by Flickr
Myasthenia Gravis: Diagnostic Tests
In this video, an experienced team of neurologists, neuro-ophthalmologists and pediatric surgeons from The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) talks about how they work together to provide treatment for myasthenia gravis.
Myasthenia Gravis. Myasthenica gravis symptoms and …
is a rare autoimmune disorder that causes symptoms such as a drooping eyelid and muscle weakness. In children and adolescents the disease is called juvenile myasthenia gravis (JMG).