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Name Myasthenia Gravis
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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]
Web: Link opens in new window www.myaware.org
Free helpline: 0800 919 922
Find your local support group:
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Children and young people Jimmy's Story (Myaware)
Link opens in new window www.myaware.org/blog/jimmys-story
Online resources Myasthenia gravis (NHS Choices)
Link opens in new window https://tinyurl.com/ybsujxfk

Myasthenia gravis (Muscular Dystrophy U.K.)
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Ocular myasthenia (Eyecare Trust)
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Our resources The Mysterious Illness: Myasthenia Gravis

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.