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  • Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness.
  • The symptoms are caused by the immune system interfering with the transmission of messages from the nervous system to the muscles.
  • There is no cure, but the symptoms can be managed.
  • Treatment options include drugs to suppress the activity of the immune system, plasmapheresis to clear the antibodies from the blood and surgical removal of the thymus gland.

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Reviewed on: 19-06-2019