Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Selected Topics in Myasthenia Gravis

Edited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

University of Baghdad


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.

Read more >Order hardcopy
Selected Topics in Myasthenia GravisEdited by Isam Jaber Al-Zwaini

Published: June 12th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73959

ISBN: 978-1-83880-830-3

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

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

Copyright year: 2019

Books open for chapter submissions

3858 Total Chapter Downloads


Open access peer-reviewed

1. Introductory Chapter: Myasthenia Gravis - An Overview

By Isam Jaber AL-Zwaini and Ali AL-Mayahi


Open access peer-reviewed

2. Myasthenic Syndrome in Children

By Adel A. Kareem


Open access peer-reviewed

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

By Miljana Z. Jovandaric and Svetlana J. Milenkovic


Open access peer-reviewed

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

By Jiang Xu, Kaori Noridomi and Lin Chen


Open access peer-reviewed

5. Plasmapheresis in Treatment of Myasthenia Gravis

By Valerii Voinov


Open access peer-reviewed

6. Anticholinesterases

By Zeynep Özdemir and Mehmet Abdullah Alagöz


Edited Volume and chapters are indexed in

  • Worldcat
  • OpenAIRE
  • Google Scholar
  • AZ ebsco
  • Base
  • CNKI

Order a hardcopy of the Edited Volume

Free shipping with DHL Express

Hardcover (ex. VAT)£100

Order now

Residents of European Union countries need to add a Book Value-Added Tax of 5%. Institutions and companies, registered as VAT taxable entities in their own EU member state, will not pay VAT by providing IntechOpen with their VAT registration number. This is made possible by the EU reverse charge method.

Special discount for IntechOpen contributors

All IntechOpen contributors are offered special discounts starting at 40% OFF available through your personal dashboard

Login and purchase