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|Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis
||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||Myaware [formerly Myasthenia Gravis Association]
Free helpline: 0800 919 922
Find your local support group:
|Children & young people||Jimmy's Story (Myaware)
|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 resources on Myasthenia Gravis and on a wide range of disability-related issues.
This includes the book The Mysterious Illness - Myasthenia Gravis: My long journey to diagnosis & the daily struggles since an almost fatal surgery, by Hazel Smart.