Miastenia gravis y gestación: Caso clínico

  • Ferrero A
  • Suárez B
  • Fernández-Corona A
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Abstract

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder characterized by fluctuating muscle weakness and fatigue of ocular, facial, bulbar and voluntary muscles. It has a bimodal peak of incidence with first peak in the third decade in women. The diagnosis is possible with the current test, electromyography and the presence of antibodies to acetylcholine receptors. Treatment may include anticholinesterase drugs, corticosteroids, plasmapheresis, immunosuppressive drugs and thymectomy. The clinical course of myasthenia gravis during pregnancy is variable, with an increased risk for complications during delivery. We analyse the clinical presentation, diagnosis, treatment and evolution of a patient in our hospital because of the slight number of cases we can find in the scientific literature.

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Authors

  • A. Ferrero

  • B. Suárez

  • A. Fernández-Corona

  • C. González García

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