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What tests will you need if you have myasthenia gravis?

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Because other conditions sometimes occur along with myasthenia gravis and can interfere with treatment, your doctor may order other tests. You may need a CT scan or an MRI to check for a thymoma. You'll be checked for high blood pressure and glaucoma, and you'll probably have your blood tested to see if you have thyroid disease, other autoimmune diseases (such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus), diabetes, kidney problems, or any infections.

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 8, 2021

SOURCES: 

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. 

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America.

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson on March 8, 2021

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