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 Is myasthenia gravis contagious?
- Q How does surgery treat myasthenia gravis?
- Q How do medications treat myasthenia gravis?
- Q How is congenital myasthenia treated?
- Q What is the prognosis of myasthenia gravis?
- Q What role does the thymus gland play in myasthenia gravis?