Iqra holds a MSc in Cellular and Molecular Medicine from the University of Ottawa in Ottawa, Canada. She also holds a BSc in Life Sciences from Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada. Currently, she is completing a PhD in Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology from the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada. Her research has ranged from across various disease areas including Alzheimer’s disease, myelodysplastic syndrome, bleeding disorders and rare pediatric brain tumors.
Injections of botulinum toxin type A — commonly known as Botox — for cosmetic or medical purposes were linked to transient side effects similar to symptoms of myasthenia gravis (MG) in two ... Read more
Aimovig (erenumab) and the investigational immune therapy subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIg) can safely be used simultaneously to treat migraines and myasthenia gravis, according to a recent case report. Both treatments were found ... Read more
People with myasthenia gravis suffer from diverse patterns of muscle weakness, which tend to shift frequently throughout the disease’s course, a new study shows. The study, “Heterogeneity and Shifts in ... Read more
A significant proportion of patients with generalized myasthenia gravis (MG) treated with Alexion’s Soliris (eculizumab) were able to either stop or reduce their use of immunosuppressive therapy, according to interim ... Read more
Intolerable adverse events related to the use of prednisone, typically used to treat myasthenia gravis (MG), were more frequently reported by women than men, a study finds. The study, “Gender ... Read more
Patients with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD) — a type of muscular dystrophy — can develop myasthenia gravis, possibly because of underlying immune dysfunction. A letter to the editor describing the case, titled “A ... Read more
Myasthenia gravis patients have a greater risk of having autoimmune rheumatic diseases, especially those who underwent a thymectomy, according to researchers in Taiwan. Their study, “Thymectomy in patients with myasthenia gravis ... Read more