Perioperative management of patients with myasthenia gravis: prevention, recognition, and treatment.

@article{Jamal2009PerioperativeMO,
  title={Perioperative management of patients with myasthenia gravis: prevention, recognition, and treatment.},
  author={Basem T. Jamal and Kathleen Herb},
  journal={Oral surgery, oral medicine, oral pathology, oral radiology, and endodontics},
  year={2009},
  volume={107 5},
  pages={612-5}
}
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease characterized by weakness and fatigability of skeletal muscles, with improvement following rest. The disease was so named because of a frequently fatal outcome. As recently as 30 years ago, 25% of patients with MG died of the disease. Treatment advances have dramatically changed the expected outcome, and with appropriate therapy, most patients with MG can now lead normal lives and have a relatively normal life expectancy. In this article we review… CONTINUE READING

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