Author Archives: Iqra Mumal, MSc

Early Signs of Myasthenia Gravis May Include Swallowing, Speaking Difficulties, Case Report Shows

Physicians should consider a myasthenia gravis diagnosis in patients who exhibit symptoms such as dysphagia (difficulty swallowing), dysphonia (difficulty speaking), palatal weakness, or a feeling that the tongue is swollen, according to a case report. The case study, “Misdiagnosis of myasthenia gravis presenting with tongue and palatal weakness,” was…

MS Therapy Lemtrada Possibly Linked to Development of Myasthenia Gravis, Case Report Suggests

Treatment with Lemtrada (alemtuzumab), approved for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, may increase the risk of patients developing other autoimmune diseases including myasthenia gravis, a case report suggests. The report, “Myasthenia gravis following alemtuzumab therapy for multiple sclerosis,” was published in the journal Neurology. A 24-year-old woman…

Modified Method for Thymus Removal Can Offer MG Patients Less Scarring, Case Report Shows

A new, modified method for removal of the thymus (thymectomy) in patients with myasthenia gravis can help achieve complete resection along with minimal scarring, leading to better cosmetic results, a new case report shows. The study, “Modified unilateral video-assisted thoracoscopic extended thymectomy for myasthenia gravis using 5-mm incisions: A case report,” was…

MG Is Plagued by Unanswered Questions, Clinician Writes in Editorial

There are a number of unanswered questions for researchers and clinicians involved with myasthenia gravis (MG), from understanding the cause of the disease to finding an ideal treatment option for patients, according to a physician. Pedro J. Modrego, MD, from Miguel Servet University Hospital in Zaragoza, Spain, discusses this issue in an…

2021 Myasthenia Gravis Survey Results

BioNews Survey Infographic

Myasthenia Gravis News conducted a survey from Feb. 11-March 28 to gain greater insight into the characteristics of the MG community and disease management. Results of the survey have now been published. Click on the image to view the infographic, and click here to read the story.