Myasthenia gravis in Hong Kong Chinese. 2. Paediatric disease.

  title={Myasthenia gravis in Hong Kong Chinese. 2. Paediatric disease.},
  author={Virginia Chun-Nei Wong and B. R. Hawkins and Yuan Long Yu},
  journal={Acta neurologica Scandinavica},
  volume={86 1},
In a study covering 85% of the population of Hong Kong, 39% of all myasthenia gravis (MG) patients, i.e. 103 individuals (54 girls and 49 boys) were found to have had MG with onset before puberty. Two patients had transient neonatal MG, 20 had early onset juvenile MG and 81 had late onset juvenile MG. Restricted ocular MG occurred in 71% of patients and the remainder had generalised MG. The median age at onset was 4 years. Complete remission occurred in 34 patients (34%), a good response in 14… CONTINUE READING


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