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Selected Topics in Myasthenia Gravis

Edited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

University of Baghdad

Co-editor:

Ali AL-Mayahi

Baghdad Univesity

Myasthenia gravis is a rare potentially fatal chronic autoimmune disorder. Circulating autoantibodies directed against components of the neuromuscular junction of skeletal muscles, most commonly nicotinic acetylcholine receptor and associated protein in the postsynaptic membrane, block neuromuscular transmission resulting in muscle weakness. This muscle weakness typically worsens with continued activity, improves on rest, and is of variable severity ranging from mild ocular muscle weakness to severe generalized muscle weakness, involving the respiratory muscle with impending respiratory failure. The worldwide prevalence of myasthenia gravis is 100-200 per million population, affecting more than 700,000 people all over the world. The prevalence rate has increased since the 1950s due to improved diagnostic precision and decreased mortality rate.

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Selected Topics in Myasthenia GravisEdited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

Published: June 12th 2019

ISBN: 978-1-83880-830-3

Print ISBN: 978-1-83880-829-7

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-83880-831-0

Copyright year: 2019

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568 Total Chapter Downloads

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1. Introductory Chapter: Myasthenia Gravis - An Overview

By Isam Jaber AL-Zwaini and Ali AL-Mayahi

97

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2. Myasthenic Syndrome in Children

By Adel A. Kareem

88

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3. Maternal and Neonatal Outcome of Pregnancies with Autoimmune Myasthenia Gravis

By Miljana Z. Jovandaric and Svetlana J. Milenkovic

84

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4. Structure-Based Approaches to Antigen-Specific Therapy of Myasthenia Gravis

By Jiang Xu, Kaori Noridomi and Lin Chen

50

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5. Plasmapheresis in Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis

By Valerii Voinov

107

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6. Anticholinesterases

By Zeynep Özdemir and Mehmet Abdullah Alagöz

142

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