Korean J Perinatol.  1997 Mar;8(1):60-64.

A Case of Myasthenia Gravis in Pregnancy

Abstract

Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disorder, caused by the presence of anti-ac- etylcholine receptor antibody or acetylcholine-receptor deficiency and involved neuro- muscular endplate. The clinical course and outcome of myasthenia gravis are variable during pregnancy. The special caution and adequate management for myasthenic mother and myasthenia gravis occurred newborn of myasthenic mother are essential for good perinatal outcomes. We experienced a case of myasthenia gravis associated with pregnancy who underwent cesarean section. We present this case with a brief review of literatures.

Keyword

Myasthenia gravis; Pregnancy; Neonatal myasthenia gravis

MeSH Terms

Cesarean Section
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Mothers
Myasthenia Gravis*
Myasthenia Gravis, Neonatal
Pregnancy*
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