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Name Myasthenia Gravis
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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]
Web: Link opens in new window http://myaware.org
Free helpline: 0800 919 922
Find your local support group:
Link opens in new window https://myaware.org/support-groups
Online resources Myasthenia gravis (NHS Choices)
Link opens in new window www.nhs.uk/conditions/myasthenia-gravis/pages/introduction.aspx

Myasthenia gravis (Muscular Dystrophy U.K.)
Link opens in new window www.musculardystrophyuk.org/about-muscle-wasting-conditions/myasthenia-gravis/?gclid=CLLSu4btvsYCFeXHtAodw0kCtA


Ocular myasthenia (Eyecare Trust)
Link opens in new window http://eyecaretrust.org.uk/view.php?item_id=95

Our resources

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.
It will start at 2 p.m. on Saturday 22nd July 2017. Dr. Boix has been invited as guest speaker to give a presentation.