Myasthenia Gravis Treatments

Treatment for myasthenia gravis depends on the severity of your weakness, which muscle groups are affected, your age and other medical conditions.

There are a variety of treatments available, including:

  • Medications: Medication therapy may include:
    • Anticholinesterase medicines
    • Immunosuppressive drugs
  • Plasmapheresis: This procedure modifies your immune system by removing abnormal antibodies from your blood serum and replacing it with high-dose immune globulin before returning it to your bloodstream.
  • Thymectomy: This is the surgical removal of the thymus gland to reduce or eliminate symptoms of myasthenia gravis and restore balance to the immune system.


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