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|Symptoms||Myasthenia Gravis is an autoimmune disease, which results in a breakdown in communication between nerve and muscle. This results in a loss of effectiveness of the muscle. The progression and severity of the disease vary widely. Some patients only ever develop eye muscle weakness - this is called ocular myasthenia. Others also have more widespread weakness - generalised myasthenia.|
|Types||Ocular Myasthenia Gravis - confined to eye muscles
Generalised Myasthenia Gravis
|Useful national contacts||My Aware [formerly Myasthenia Gravis Association]
Free helpline: 0800 919 922
Find your local support group:
|Online resources||Myasthenia gravis (NHS Choices)
Myasthenia gravis (Muscular Dystrophy U.K.)
Ocular myasthenia (Eyecare Trust)
The library at The Brain Charity has a range of reference resources on this condition and on a wide range of disability-related issues.
The next meeting of the Myaware Myasthenia gravis Support Group, Merseyside branch, will take place at The Brain Charity.