The Clinical Takeaway: Myasthenia Gravis is on the rise
In this episode:
– Whilst rare, Myasthenia Gravis incidence has increased 3-fold since the 1950s
– Suspect if a patient presents with asymmetric ptosis, complex Ophthalmoplegia without single cranial nerve involvement in the setting of true fatiguing weakness
– Learn about a simple examination and test to perform and the blood tests to be done and when a CT chest is indicated
– Referral and treatment goal
Host: Dr David Lim, GP and Medical Educator
Total time: 46 mins
Guest: Dr Fiona Chan, Neurologist; Inner West Neurology and Concord Hospital, NSW
– Australian Myasthenic Association in NSW Inc
– Myasthenia Gravis Association of QLD Inc.
– Myasthenia Alliance
This is a more in-depth read for clinicians who may be interested because not every medication is absolutely contraindicated in MG and for the most part can be used in sensible settings with adequate monitoring over the coming weeks after prescription:
– Medications and Myasthenia Gravis (A Reference for Health Care Professionals)
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