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Myasthenia Gravis - The Disease

Myasthenia Gravis is a disease which appears to the sufferer to weaken the muscles.

It is a disorder of the junction between the nerve and the muscle, caused by the body's immune system attacking a vital part of this junction - this impairs the ability of the nerve to cause muscle contraction, and hence produces the apparent weakness.

The cause of this auto-immune reaction is not yet known.


Statistics

Myasthenics Recorded in MGA Branch Postal Areas

From MGA database

Myasthenics Recorded in British Isles Postal Areas

From MGA database

Incidence and Prevalence of Myasthenia Gravis

 

Other General Information

Myasthenia Gravis - What Is It? A Brief Overview

Dr Ian Hart

Guide to CMS

 

Drugs Which May Aggravate MG

 

Ketek (Telithromycin) (Contra-Indication)

 

A New Antibiotic you may need to be Aware of

Dr David Hilton-Jones

Mestinon Prolonged Release 180 mg Tablets

Vaccinations and Myasthenia Gravis

Dr Camilla Buckley

A New Test for MuSK Antibodies is Available

Professor Angela Vincent

Living With Myasthenia Gravis: A Caring Partner's View

Esther Leslie

Thymoma and Myasthenia Gravis

Professor Nick Willcox

The Mysteries of Thymoma and MG

Professor Nick Willcox

Living With Congenital Myasthenia

Michelle Watson

Hyperacusis

M Gravis

Hyperacusis (follow-up article)

M Gravis

Louise's Baby (Pregnancy and MG)

Louise Krupski

Landmarks in the History of Myasthenia Gravis

Professor Nick Willcox

The debt Myasthenics owe to herbalists and poisoners

Dr Maria Elena Farrugia, Dr Ian Spreadbury and Professor Nick Willcox

Venomous Snakes, Spiders and Snails

Dr Maria Elena Farrugia

Dr Mary Walker - A Pioneer in the Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis

Dr J D Johnston and Mr Brian Houston

MGA Medical Conference Oxford 2002

Question and Answer Session

MGA Medical Conference Oxford 2004

Question and Answer Session

MGA Medical Conference Oxford 2006

Question and Answer Session

The MG Service at The Walton Centre, Liverpool

Dr Bryan Lecky

The Walton Centre - A Patientís Perspective

Janine Telfer

Insurance

Help With Health Costs (UK Residents)

 

The Lundie Loop

The Lundie loop is an accessory which fits on your spectacles to help keep your eyelids open.

Internet Links

MGA South Yorkshire Branch

The Website of the MGA South Yorkshire Branch

MGA Hampshire Branch

 The Website of the MGA Hampshire Branch

The MGA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Euro Myasthenia

EuroMyasthenia is a Network, a European Public Health Project, and a Website. The main objective of  the website is to promote communication on Myasthenia Gravis and between relevant partners,Researchers, Clinicians, and Patient Associations.

NHS Expert Patients Programme

An Excellent Programme to help people with chronic illness to control their own lives.

MG Links Web Site

A valuable source of MG Information

Ocular Myasthenia Mailing List

yourable.com

This website is devoted to all matters of interest to disabled people.

Muscle twitching, cramp and Peripheral Nerve Hyperexcitability (PNH)

PNH is an autoimmune condition which can cause uncontrolled twitching of the muscles and cramp. It is sometimes associated with Myasthenia Gravis.

Other Relevant Charities

The MGA is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Princess Royal Trust for Carers
ASK (Help for the Young)
MedicAlert
Holiday Care Service
Disabled Driver's Association


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Updated 4-Nov-2009
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