Although there is no cure for myasthenia gravis, some people can experience a spontaneous temporary remission that allows them to discontinue medications. A thymectomy-the surgical removal of the thymus gland-can occasionally cause the muscle weakness to completely disappear. The outcome of a thymectomy, however, differs for each person.
- Q How is congenital myasthenia treated?
- Q Is myasthenia gravis more common among males or females?
- Q How does surgery treat myasthenia gravis?
- Q What are myasthenic crises?
- Q What is the prognosis for congenital myasthenia?
- Q How do I manage my myasthenia gravis on a daily basis?