Myasthenia Gravis

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the pathophysiology of myasthenia gravis.

  • Identify pregnancy-related risks of myasthenia gravis.

  • Describe management of a myasthenic crisis.


  • Autoimmune disease resulting from antibodies against the acetylcholine receptor or muscle-specific kinase

  • When antibodies bind to acetylcholine receptor, it blocks muscle contraction and results in weakness of skeletal muscles

  • Antibodies frequently result from the presence of a thymoma

Signs and Symptoms

Apr 6, 2024 | Posted by in OBSTETRICS | Comments Off on Myasthenia Gravis

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