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What is generalized myasthenia gravis?

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Myasthenia gravis affecting multiple muscle groups throughout the body is called generalized myasthenia gravis. Other common muscle groups that are affected may make it hard for you to chew, swallow, smile, shrug, lift your arm up, grip, rise to a stand, or walk up stairs. When the muscles needed for breathing are affected, it's a myasthenic crisis. This is a life-threatening situation.

SOURCES:  

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

SOURCES:  

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

Reviewed by Neil Lava on March 10, 2018

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