Myasthenia Gravis

Parkinson, LuAnn H.

Neurology Now:
doi: 10.1097/01.NNN.0000300598.44584.2d
Department: Letter
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Smithfield, Utah

Kudos to Susan Klinger for her letter to the editor in the September/October 2007 issue. It's about time we begin to read more on myasthenia gravis. My 20-year-old son was diagnosed with it two months ago. Thankfully we got him to a new neurologist, and he was diagnosed within two weeks. I believe that had my son not shown all the symptoms of myasthenia gravis at one time—and had we not found a neurologist who was very familiar with the condition—we may never have received an accurate diagnosis. My son had surgery to remove his thymus gland along with two growths that were attached to the thymus. He is currently on medication to manage his myasthenia gravis. It has been a rough two months, but the prognosis seems to be great.

LuAnn H. Parkinson

Smithfield, Utah

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