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Myasthenia Gravis Clinical Crisis

Purpose:

To evaluate a myasthenic patient for respiratory crisis.

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

complications, failure handling and therapy escalation, complication detection, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

G70

Description:

Development of respiratory failure in a patient with myasthenic gravis is termed a crisis, since it leads to death if untreated. A crisis may occur due to different mechanisms, which need to be understood if effective therapy is to be given.

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