Signs and Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis

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Shortness of breath
Impaired speech (dysarthria)
Difficulty in swallowing and shortness of breath
Change in facial expression
Weakness in arms, hands, fingers, legs, and neck
Unstable or waddling gait
Blurred or double vision (diplopia) due to weakness of the muscles that control eye movements
Drooping of one or both eyelids (ptosis)
Although myasthenia gravis may affect any voluntary muscle, muscles that control eye and eyelid movement, facial expression, and swallowing are most frequently affected. The onset of the disorder may be sudden. Symptoms often are not immediately recognized as myasthenia gravis.
Source: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
Signs and Symptoms of Myasthenia Gravis

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