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Ptosis Ice Pack Test

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with ptosis for myasthenia gravis using the "ice pack test".

Specialty:

Immunology/Rheumatology

Objective:

severity, prognosis, stage, response to therapy

ICD-10:

H02.4, G70

Description:

A patient with myasthenia may present with ptosis (blepharoptosis). The "ice pack test" refers to reduced ptosis following application of an ice pack to the affected eye.

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