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Bleeding and Clotting Disorders

Pulmonary Emboli and Myasthenia Gravis



Can myasthenia gravis or immunosuppressants (like cellcept) used in treating MG cause pulmonary emboli?


While inflammation can somewhat increase the risk for venous thromboembolic events, it is unclear if chemotherapy-like medications (outside the context of a diagnosis of cancer) increase the risk for thromboembolic events.

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Spero R Cataland, MD Spero R Cataland, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University