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Myasthenia Gravis

About congenital MG

03/21/2008

Question:

Is it minimum curable.If 20% cure Then I can lead my life. Mestinon dont respond.Please help me.

Answer:

I guess the question is whether congenital myasthenia, as opposed to acquired myasthenia, is curable. First, the congenital myasthenic syndromes are a diverse group of disorders, usually based on myasthenic symptoms since birth or childhood. Some types of congenital myasthenia can respond nicely to mestinon (pyridostigmine), while others do not. I do not know of a cure, just symptomatic therapy.

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Response by:

Robert W Neel, IV, MD Robert W Neel, IV, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati