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Presentation of a disease process

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Nicole Taylor

on 23 April 2013

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What is this disorder? A Closer look Horizontal or vertical double vision
Drooping of one or both eyelids
Difficulty climbing stairs or rising from a sitting to standing position.
Weakness of voluntary muscles Risk Factors Symptoms of Disorder Female
Ages 20-40
Family History
Previous use of PNC
Individuals with Lupus or Rheumatoid Arthritis
Etiology An autoimmune disorder that causes the body to produce antibodies that block or prevent the transmission of neurotransmitters to the nerve cells Key Components Neuromuscular junction of muscles
Acetycholine antibodies are produced Diagnostic Testing Nerve conduction test
Muscular weakness and reflex testing
CT or MRI to check for tumors
Give up?
Myasthenia Gravis this is a disorder or the neuromuscular junction of a muscle and treatments include lifestyle changes and also immunosuppresants.
Also seen in animals such as dogs.
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