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Thymectomy for myasthenia gravis

INTRODUCTION

There are four basic therapies used to treat myasthenia gravis (MG) (table 1):

Symptomatic treatments (anticholinesterase agents)

Chronic immunomodulating treatments (glucocorticoids and other immunosuppressive drugs)

Rapid immunomodulating treatments (plasma exchange and intravenous immune globulin)

Surgical treatment (thymectomy)

          

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Literature review current through: Aug 2014. | This topic last updated: Nov 13, 2013.
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