Antibody-mediated condition that results in painless, fatigable muscle weakness
Ocular or generalized:
Ocular (eyelids and extraocular) muscle weakness:
Most common initial symptom (60%...
Symptoms worsen with repeated activity:
Improve with rest
Ptosis while driving or reading
Bulbar and facial muscle we...
Most important is early intubation and mechanical ventilation.
Signs of impending failure:
New-onset myasthenic symptoms
Diagnosis unclear, but myasthenia a possibility
Myasthenic patients with worsening symptoms
Myasthenic crisis or questionable respirat...
Search for signs of myasthenic crisis in any MG patient who presents to the ED.
Search carefully for secondary conditions in patients with worsening MG.
Place patient on cardiac moni...
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358.00 Myasthenia gravis without (acute) exacerbation
358.01 Myasthenia gravis with (acute) exacerbation
775.2 Neonatal myasthenia gravis
358.0 Myasthenia gravis
G70.00 Myasthenia gravis wi...
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