In addition, read MG: Can the Immune Response Be Tamed? for a look at what is currently understood about myasthenia gravis, and the MDA-funded research seeking to extend that knowledge and develop more effective treatments for this difficult disease.
Autoimmune myasthenia gravis is an unpredictable disease. On the one hand, it is a condition that can be effectively managed with medication and surgical interventions. On the other hand, even with treatment, symptoms may come and go, and treatments that once worked unaccountably may stop working.
To gain a personal perspective on life with MG, read:
Living with MG: When a Child is Affected Autoimmune MG isn't common in children, but it can occur. In Elyse Bruce's family, it may have struck twice, with some form of myasthenia affecting her brother during his teen years and her son as a young child.
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MDA is committed to finding effective treatments for MG and to improving quality of life for people with the disease.
To learn more about MG research, medical management and more, be sure to check out MDA's myasthenia gravis resources: