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Ege Journal of Medicine
2017, Cilt 56, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 086-087
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Myasthenia gravis at childhood
İhsan Çakır, Osman Bulut Ocak, Aslı İnal, Ebru Demet Aygıt, Birsen Gökyiğit, Gamze Öztürk Karabulut
Prof.Dr. N. Reşat Belger Beyoğlu Göz Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Göz Hastalıkları Kliniği, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: Juvenile myasthenia gravis, ptosis, strabismus, ophthalmoplegia

Juvenile myasthenia gravis (JMG) is the most common myasthenic disorder affecting children. JMG includes a group of autoimmune antibody-mediated disorders targeting neuromuscular junction proteins. The clinical hallmark of the disease is fluctuating and fatigable skeletal muscle weakness, which improves with rest. Ocular symptoms could be the first signs of the disease as ptosis, ophthalmoplegia, and/or diplopia. In this study we present a JMG patient who was planned to be operated for strabismus before referring to our clinic.

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