Author Archives: Vanda Pinto

Older Late-onset Patients Have Overall Positive Prognosis

Patients who start experiencing symptoms of myasthenia gravis (MG) after age 65 have an overall good prognosis and response to immunosuppressive treatments, according to a recent Canadian study. In addition, the presence of other medical conditions, or comorbidities, had no effect on the severity of MG symptoms or on…

Worse Post-surgery Prognosis for MG Patients With Other Diseases

People with generalized myasthenia gravis (MG) who have other diseases, or comorbidities, have a worse prognosis and are less likely to go into remission after thymus removal than those without other medical conditions. Those were the findings of a recent study that followed patients for about nine years after…

Poor Lung Function, Steroid Use Tied to Risk of Severe COVID-19

Poor lung function and disease management, along with previous long-term use of corticosteroids, older age, and the presence of cancer are the most significant predictors of severe COVID-19 among people with myasthenia gravis (MG), according to a recent study. The findings also indicated that the odds of death…

Study: MG Patients Not at Increased Risk for Atrial Fibrillation

People with myasthenia gravis (MG) are not at a higher risk of developing atrial fibrillation, a potentially serious heart condition that causes the heart to beat irregularly and often faster than normal, a study from Taiwan reports. The study, “Risk of subsequent atrial fibrillation in patients with myasthenia…

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.