NYU Langone doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating myasthenia gravis, a disease that affects the connection between the nerves and the skeletal muscles. It’s an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the immune system mistakenly attacks a part of the body. In myasthenia gravis, the immune system interrupts the way nerves and muscles communicate, causing progressive muscle weakness. The muscles most often affected include those that control eye and eyelid movement, facial expression, chewing, talking, and swallowing.
Our doctors understand that myasthenia gravis affects each person differently. Whether you are seeking a diagnosis or have been living with the condition for many years, specialists at NYU Langone can discuss a variety of therapies designed to enhance the quality of your life.
Our specialists work with you to manage your symptoms and improve muscle strength. Treatment options include medication, plasma exchange (also called plasmapheresis), and immunotherapy.
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