Myasthenic crisis.

  title={Myasthenic crisis.},
  author={David Lacomis},
  journal={Neurocritical care},
  volume={3 3},
Myasthenic crisis is a serious occurrence, affecting up to 27% of patients with myasthenia gravis. In the approach to the patient with myasthenic crisis, (1) the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis is confirmed; (2) respiratory failure is evaluated and treated in the intensive care unit, while potential precipitating factors are identified and managed; (3) immunomodulatory treatment is initiated; and (4) complications are avoided or managed promptly. The mortality rate should be 5% or less, with the… CONTINUE READING

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