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How does myasthenia gravis affect the immune system?

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In people with myasthenia gravis, antibodies bind to nerves and make them unable to stimulate muscles properly. Weakness that gets worse with activity is the main symptom of myasthenia gravis. Mestinon (pyridostigmine) is the main medicine used to treat the condition.

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Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders, 2007.
Firestein, G. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, W.B. Saunders Company, 2008.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 22, 2020

SOURCES:
Goldman, L. Cecil Medicine, Saunders, 2007.
Firestein, G. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, W.B. Saunders Company, 2008.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on June 22, 2020

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