What Causes Myasthenia Gravis?
In order to hopefully treat and prevent recurrence of myasthenia gravis we need to understand and — if possible — remove the underlying causes and risk factors.
We need to ask: "What else is going on inside the body that might allow myasthenia gravis to develop?"
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Accurate diagnosis of the factors behind myasthenia gravis consists of three steps:
Step 1: List the Possible Causative Factors
Identify all disease conditions, lifestyle choices and environmental risk factors that can lead to myasthenia gravis. Here are two possibilities:
- Autoimmune Tendency
Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist
Identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause.
Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause
A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of myasthenia gravis:
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process
Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis
is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.
Do you have Myasthenia Gravis?
→ Don't know
→ Probably, it has been suggested by a doctor
→ Mild / Moderate
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate absence of myasthenia gravis, suspected myasthenia gravis or myasthenia gravis, The Analyst™
will consider possibilities such as:
About 5-10% of patients with myasthenia gravis also have other autoimmune diseases.
About 15% of patients with myasthenia gravis are found to have a tumor of the thymus gland, known as a thymoma. Most thymomas are benign. Also, about 50% of patients with thymoma are found to have myasthenia gravis.
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