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Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease II |

Myasthenia Gravis: Don't Let It Take Your Breath Away

Mariam Alexander, MD; Pallavi Kopparthy, MBBS; Serena Grewal, MD; Vincent Frechette, MD
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SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):1104A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.1211
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Pulmonary Manifestations of Systemic Disease II

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease characterized by fluctuating weakness. Respiratory weakness can occur in later stages in a subset of patients and is rarely an initial presenting symptom of the disease. Here, we report a case of a patient who presented with respiratory distress and was ultimately diagnosed and treated for anti-MuSK antibody positive MG, with complete resolution of symptoms.

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