affection mainly in the face and the head, with increasing fatigue and weakness according to is used muscles.
It affects mainly to the musculatura of around the eyes, mouth and throat and the extremities.
It affects to adolescents and young adults of both sexes, commonest in the women.
An upheaval autoinmune.
Tumor in the thymus (only new born)
Signs and symptoms.
Loss of the
Difficulty to swallow.
Weakness of arms and legs.
Difficulty to speak with clarity.
Most of the reactivations they appear after
of normality of the
and get worse with the use of muscles.
Factors of risk.
Medical antecedents of other upheavals autoinmunes.
Some cancers, mainly of thymus and lung.
New born and nursing of mothers with miastenia
The symptoms disappear after 2 to 3 weeks.
not been possible to come up.
Diagnosis and treatment.
File and physical examination by
Analysis of antibodies in the blood and electrical tests in muscles.
X - rayses of the chest.
Therapeutic test of drugs with anticolinesterasa.
Surgery to extirpate the tumor in the thymus, when it exists.
Plasmaferesis during the crises.
As far as possible, it continues making
Inscríbase in an aid group.
Drugs with anticolinesterasa to recover the
Overdoses can cause weakness.
Drugs with cortisone when the symptoms get worse.
Follow as active as it is possible to him.
There is no
Warn its medico if.
They appear difficulties to swallow or to breathe (it by hand
drugs with anticolinesterasa for emergencies when the symptoms arise)
Breathlessness by difficulties to swallow.
This ailment is incurable.
Nevertheless, the symptoms can be alleviated or be controlled.
After an improvement
worsening can arrive.
The life expectancy is reduced,
the patients often live many years with the
The scientific research follows its course, and it is hoped to be able to get to find
treatment and cures effective.