The cause of myasthenia gravis is largely unknown. Although it is not believed to be hereditary, sometimes it occurs in two or more members of the same family. This may be because some people can be genetically predisposed to developing myasthenia gravis.
- Q Does myasthenia gravis get progressively worse over time?
- Q What is the prognosis for Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS)?
- Q What are paraneoplastic syndromes?
- Q What is an autoantibody?
- Q Who is at risk for getting autoimmune diseases?
- Q What can cause an acquired immunodeficiency?