Myasthenia gravis.

  title={Myasthenia gravis.},
  author={Rahman Pourmand},
  journal={Disease-a-month : DM},
  volume={43 2},
Adult-onset myasthenia gravis is an acquired autoimmune disorder of neuromuscular transmission in which acetylcholine receptor antibodies attack the postsynaptic membrane of the neuromuscular junction. Although the cause of this disease is unknown, the role of immune responses in its pathogenesis is well established. Circulating acetylcholine receptor antibodies are present in 80% to 90% of patients with the generalized form of myasthenia gravis. Most patients have ptosis, diplopia, dysarthria… CONTINUE READING