Intravenous immunoglobulin improved clinical outcomes in patients with myasthenia gravis and worsening weakness: COMMENTARY

Nicolle, Michael W.
September 2007
ACP Journal Club;Sept/Oct2007, Vol. 147 Issue 2, p50
Academic Journal
The article offers the author's comments on intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) improved clinical outcomes in patients with myasthenia gravis (MG) and worsening weakness. It is stated that acute severe bulbar or respiratory weakness, a myasthenic crisis, can be life-threatening. It suggests that IVIG and plasma exchange (PLEX) are equally effective in cases of significant weakness.


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