Skip Ribbon Commands
Skip to main content
Menu

Myasthenia Gravis

Myasthenia Gravis - How to prevent?

Myasthenia Gravis - Diagnosis

A consult with a neurologist is needed to confirm the diagnosis. Tests include:

  • Blood Test

To detect antibodies that are abnormally high in MG

  • Repetitive Nerve Stimulation (RNS)

Small, safe and tolerable electric currents are delivered to nerves in quick succession to check nerve responses and function

  • Single Fiber Electromyography (SFEMG)

A small needle electrode is inserted into the muscles to record differences in response time between muscle fibres

Approximately 10-15% of patients with MG have an associated thymoma, a tumour of the thymus. The thymus is a gland in the chest that is involved in the immune system. A CT scan may be needed to check for a thymoma. Most of these thymomas are not malignant.

Myasthenia Gravis - Preparing for surgery

Myasthenia Gravis - Post-surgery care

Myasthenia Gravis - Other Information

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

TOP
Discover articles,videos, and guides afrom Singhealth's resources across the web. These information are collated, making healthy living much easier for everyone.