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Myasthenia Gravis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


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Myasthenia Gravis
Tree Number(s)
C04.588.614.550.500
C04.730.856.490
C10.114.656
C10.574.781.588
C10.668.758.725
C20.111.258.500
Unique ID
D009157
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D009157
Annotation
"myasthenia" unqualified in foreign titles is more often MYASTHENIA GRAVIS than MUSCLE WEAKNESS but check text; congenital: consider MYASTHENIC SYNDROMES, CONGENITAL or specifics
Scope Note
A disorder of neuromuscular transmission characterized by fatigable weakness of cranial and skeletal muscles with elevated titers of ACETYLCHOLINE RECEPTORS or muscle-specific receptor tyrosine kinase (MuSK) autoantibodies. Clinical manifestations may include ocular muscle weakness (fluctuating, asymmetric, external ophthalmoplegia; diplopia; ptosis; and weakness of eye closure) and extraocular fatigable weakness of facial, bulbar, respiratory, and proximal limb muscles. The disease may remain limited to the ocular muscles (ocular myasthenia). THYMOMA is commonly associated with this condition.
Entry Term(s)
Anti-MuSK Myasthenia Gravis
MuSK MG
MuSK Myasthenia Gravis
Muscle-Specific Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Myasthenia Gravis
Muscle-Specific Tyrosine Kinase Antibody Positive Myasthenia Gravis
Myasthenia Gravis, Generalized
Myasthenia Gravis, Ocular
NLM Classification #
WE 555
See Also
Thymus Hyperplasia
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/04/15
Myasthenia Gravis Preferred
Myasthenia Gravis, Ocular Narrower
Myasthenia Gravis, Generalized Narrower
Muscle-Specific Receptor Tyrosine Kinase Myasthenia Gravis Narrower
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