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Flashcards in Neuromuscular Junction and Muscle Disorders Deck (5):
1

Most patients with myasthenia gravis (85%) have _________ enlargement.

thymic

2

Optic disorders – such as ptosis, diplopia, and blurred vision – are very common in what neuromuscular junction disorder?

Myasthenia gravis

3

Myasthenia gravis patients who receive a thymectomy need less __________ and experience fewer ___________.

medication; side effects

4

What is the usually cause of death in patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy?

Respiratory failure from weak inspiratory muscles or heart failure from kyphoscoliosis

5

What is the main difference in mutations between Becker and Duchenne?

Duchenne: out-of-frame
Becker: in-frame

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