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predominantly women

both

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reduction of the number of acetylcholine receptor sites

myasthenia

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most common in those of western european descent

MS

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ptosis

myasthenia

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antibodies to acetylcholine receptors

myasthenia

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immunosuppresives

plasmapheresis

anticholinesterase inhibitors

myasthenia

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autoimmune

both

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the immune system attacks myelin

MS

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peak incidence between 20 and 50 years

MS

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ventilator support during a crisis

myasthenia

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weakness worse after exercise, better after rest

myasthenia

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diplopia

both

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disease marked by numbness, weakness, loss of muscle coordination, problems with vision, speech, and bladder control --> the neurological system has come undone

MS

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immunosuppresives

plasmapheresis

antispasmodics

interferon therapy

MS

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peak incidence for women in the 3rd decade peak incidence for men in the 5th or 6th decade

myasthenia

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nystagmus

MS

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difinative diagnosis NOT based on lab work

MS