Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis: A Paediatric Perspective

  title={Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis: A Paediatric Perspective},
  author={Maria F. Finnis and Sandeep S Jayawant},
  booktitle={Autoimmune diseases},
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease in which antibodies are directed against the postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction, resulting in muscle weakness and fatigability. Juvenile myasthenia gravis (JMG) is a rare condition of childhood and has many clinical features that are distinct from adult MG. Prepubertal children in particular have a higher prevalence of isolated ocular symptoms, lower frequency of acetylcholine receptor antibodies, and a higher probability of… CONTINUE READING
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