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What are complications of myasthenia gravis?

A serious-but treatable-complication of myasthenia gravis, is a myasthenic crisis. When a myasthenic crisis occurs, the muscles that control your breathing become too weak for proper ventilation. This medical emergency requires use of a ventilator until medications and blood filtering treatments can enable you to breathe on your own again. Possible triggers for a myasthenic crisis include fever, infection, or an adverse drug reaction.

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