Korean J Obstet Gynecol.  2003 May;46(5):1064-1068.

A Case of Myasthenia Gravis in Pregnancy

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  • 1Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Sun General Hospital, Daejeon, Korea.

Abstract

Myasthenia gravis is a autoimmune neuromuscular disorder characterized by weakness and fatigability of skeletal muscles. The underlying defect is a decrease in the number of available acetylcholine receptors at neuromuscular junction due to an antibody-mediated autoimmune attacks. The course of myasthenia gravis during pregnancy is not predictable. We experienced a patient of myasthenia gravis associated with pregnancy who underwent cesarean section and transient neonatal myasthenia gravis of the newborn. We present this case with brief review of the concerned literatures.

Keyword

Myasthenia gravis; Pregnancy; Transient neonatal myasthenia gravis

MeSH Terms

Cesarean Section
Female
Humans
Infant, Newborn
Muscle, Skeletal
Myasthenia Gravis*
Myasthenia Gravis, Neonatal
Neuromuscular Junction
Pregnancy*
Receptors, Cholinergic
Receptors, Cholinergic
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