A look at symptoms, diagnosis, treatments and current MDA-supported research into this complex autoimmune disorder

posted on June 15, 2015 - 1:01pm
In recognition of June being National Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month, MDA is examining the disease from several perspectives. This article offers an overview of signs, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments for myasthenia gravis (MG), as well as information on drugs that people with MG should avoid.
posted on September 1, 2003 - 11:17am
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Array of treatments means myasthenia gravis usually isn't so grave

posted on May 1, 2003 - 9:47am
Charles Ranly, who's had MG for eight years, oversees the plantings at his Texas country club. Photo by Charlie Bublik

New technology could propel rapid drug discovery for DMD and SMA

posted on July 31, 2001 - 5:00pm
In the mid-1980s, when MDA-supported researchers began searching for the defective gene underlying Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), the scientific community at large was pessimistic about the outcome.

Once incorrectly diagnosed and improperly treated, they're now among the most treatable neuromuscular disorders

posted on June 1, 2001 - 12:05pm
When Phillip Martin was a baby, most people — even doctors — didn't notice anything unusual about him, except perhaps that he was a little quiet compared to other babies. But as they watched him grow, Richard and Daina Martin of Kelseyville, Calif., began to sense their son might have a physical disability. Phillip couldn't hold his head up by himself until he was nearly 6 months old, Daina...

Frequently asked questions about cardiac problems in neuromuscular disease

posted on June 1, 1999 - 5:00pm
Part 1 of this series (Quest, Vol. 6, No. 2) addressed cardiomyopathy, the degeneration of heart muscle that often occurs in many neuromuscular diseases.

Frequently asked questions about cardiac problems in neuromuscular disease

posted on April 1, 1999 - 5:00pm
Cardiac problems are common in several neuromuscular disorders. They can be quite serious, particularly in Duchenne and Becker muscular dystrophy (DMD and BMD). In this, the first of a two-part series, we'll explore cardiomyopathy, the type of heart problem that's found most often in DMD and BMD and also occurs in some other neuromuscular conditions. (Read Part 2 of this series.)