Advances in treatment of Canine myasthenia Gravis


Welcome to the MG clinical research website. Led by Dr. Michael Benatar at the University of Miami, we are a team dedicated to clinical research in the field of myasthenia gravis. Our goal is to integrate the medical care of patients with MG with clinical research that is driven by the needs of the MG patient community and directed towards improved therapy. We collaborate with scientists and other researchers around the country on a wide variety of studies. We hope that you find the content of this website of interest and value to you. Please contact us via or via phone for information about enrolling in trials or other clinical research studies, with questions about MG or to inquire about ways you can support our research efforts. Our mission is to work together with the MG patient community to find a cure for this disease.

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America

The Basics of Myasthenia Gravis - WebMD
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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.

Acquired Myasthenia Gravis
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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).

What are Treatment Options for Myasthenia Gravis (MG)?

Grant Liu, MD, pediatric neuro-ophthalmologist: Well myasthenia gravis can present in two forms. There is an ocular form with the eyelid drooping and the eye misalignment and then there's the generalized form where the child may present with the swallowing difficulty, breathing difficulty, arm or leg weakness.

Myasthenia Gravis Research Group

Myasthenia Gravis is a condition resulting from a deficiency of acetyl choline (ACh) receptors on the postsynaptic membrane resulting in a syndrome of muscle weakness. Both congenital and acquired forms of this condition occur in dogs, cats, and humans. To date, studies suggest the pathophysiology of these conditions are similar among these species.

Causes/Inheritance What causes myasthenia gravis (MG)

John Brandsema, MD, pediatric neurologist: Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder and what this means is that the immune system is overactive. Somehow the body gets tricked into attacking the neuromuscular junction — the connection between the nerve and muscle as if it were foreign or something to be gotten rid of.