MYASTHENIA GRAVIS DOCTOR ST PETERSBURG – ST PETE MYASTHENIA
Dr. Harish Patel, M.D. has over 25 years experience in helping patients with Myasthenia Gravis.
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Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease which results from antibodies that block or destroy destroy nicotinic acetylocholine receptors at the junction between the nerve and muscle. This prevents nerve impulses from triggering muscle contractions.
Rarely, an inherited genetic defect in the neuromuscular junction results in a similar condition known as congenital myasthenia. Babies of mothers with myasthenia may have symptoms during their first few months of life, known as neonatal myasthenia. Diagnosis can be supported by blood tests for specific antibodies, the edrophonium test or a nerve conduction study.