J Korean Ophthalmol Soc.  1973 Sep;14(3):192-198.

Myasthenia Gravis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, College of Medicine, Busan National University, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic disease characterized by skeletal muscle weakness. The etiology of myasthenia gravis is not clarified but recently it has been suggested that it is an autoimmune disease. Myasthenia gravis is not difficult to diagnose but the therapy remains as an assignment. The author observed in 10 cases of myasthenia gravis attending the eye department of B.N.U. hospital for 5 years from 1967 to 1971, and review of the literature of recent yeary related to myasthenia gravis, particulary its pathogenesis, clinical course, pathology, physiology, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis were discussed.


MeSH Terms

Autoimmune Diseases
Chronic Disease
Diagnosis
Muscle, Skeletal
Myasthenia Gravis*
Pathology
Physiology
Prognosis
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