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Flashcards in Myasthenia Gravis Deck (9)
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1

True or False? Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that results in extreme fatigue and muscle weakness.

True

2

What is the malfunction in the body?

Body produces antibodies that block acetylcholine receptors

3

Is there a cure for myasthenia gravis

No

4

What are the signs and symptoms?

Difficulty talking, chewing, weak eye muscles, visual disturbances, unsteady gait

5

Do the symptoms of myasthenia gravis worsen with activity?

Yes, they do

6

The _____ test is performed to diagnosis myasthenia Gravis

Tensilon

7

If the clients muscle strength is increased, the test is ______ for myasthenia gravis

Positive

8

What medication will be given?

Anticholinesterase/ Plasmapheresis

9

What would the you teach at a myasthenia gravis conference?

Take meds 30 minutes before eating, cough/deep breaths, exercise, conserve energy by doing multiple short stacks. Try to decrease stress, infections, and unhealthy habits

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