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Myasthenic crisis occurs when the breathing capability is challenged by weakness of the respiratory muscles that help us breathe.
Myasthenic crisis is an emergency
Myasthenic crisis is characterized by worsening of muscle weakness, resulting in respiratory failure, a life-threatening condition.
Myasthenic crisis happens when the respiratory muscles become too weak to move enough air in and out of the lungs. An emergency situation exists. Such a situation could necessitate a ventilator to help with breathing.
If you are having trouble breathing, and you have myasthenia gravis, (or any other illness), call 911 or get to nearest ER, ask to notify your MG doctor, and advise ER staff specifically of your myasthenic crisis situation, to help them focus on your needs.
Doctors need to be familiar with myasthenia gravis to evaluate in more detail the needs of the patient with respect to the specific causes beyond ‘muscle weakness.’
As part of our campaign of awareness, we identify commonly recognized symptoms of myasthenia gravis. We speak of symptoms associated with myasthenia gravis, BUT the presence of any of these symptoms does not mean that anyone has a specific disorder. This site does not diagnose nor suggest diagnosis or treatment.
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