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Myasthenia Gravis

Key Points about Myasthenia Gravis

  • Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a disorder that causes weakness in muscles around the body. It mostly affects the eyes, mouth, throat, arms and legs.
  • Transient neonatal MG is a temporary form of MG. It can happen in babies born to mothers with MG. The symptoms go away weeks or months after birth.
  • Juvenile MG is an autoimmune disorder. It is a lifelong condition that may go in and out of remission.
  • Congenital MG is a very rare form of MG that is inherited. Symptoms usually start at birth and are lifelong.
  • Treatment may include medicines, surgery or blood product infusions. In severe cases, a child may need a breathing machine (ventilator) to help with breathing.
  • Issues may come up as a child grows and develops. Children with MG need to see their health care team often.
Children's Team

Children's Team

Providers

Andrea Gropman

Andrea Gropman

Division Chief, Neurodevelopmental Pediatrics and Neurogenetics
Roger Packer

Roger Packer

Senior Vice President, Center for Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine
Director, Gilbert Neurofibromatosis Institute
Director, Brain Tumor Institute
Jeffrey Rabin

Jeffrey Rabin

Vice-Chair, Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine
Pediatric Rehabilitation Specialist
Chronic Pain Specialist
Departments

Departments

Neurology

Our pediatric neuroscience team is the largest in the country, allowing us to offer our vast experience to patients and families.