Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that can affect the ocular, bulbar, neck, proximal limb, and respiratory muscles. This case study presents two similar individuals diagnosed with MG that presented with varying symptomatology and also with a different response to therapy. These two patients represent a unique patient group that represents only 10% of patients diagnosed with MG.
1School of Nursing, University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, Texas; and
2Joint Base San Antonio, Brooks Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas
Correspondence: Darlene R Deters, MSN, ARNP-BC, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA), 7703 Floyd Curl Dr San Antonio, TX 78229-3900. Tel: 210-240-4864; Fax: 210-916-3330; E-mail: email@example.com
Competing interests: The authors report no conflicts of interest.
Authors' contributions: Darlene Deters's contributions were conceptualization, writing, and editing of the original manuscript. Dr. Darpan Patel's contributions were writing and editing of the original manuscript.
Disclaimer: “The view(s) expressed herein are those of the author(s) and do not reflect the official policy or position of Brooke Army Medical Center, the U.S. Army Medical Department, the U.S. Army Office of the Surgeon General, the Department of the Army, the Department of the Air Force, or the Department of Defense or the U.S. Government.”
Received September 06, 2018
Accepted November 12, 2018