Myasthenia gravis (MG) and other myasthenic syndromes are related to a disorder affecting neuromuscular impulse transmission. MG is an autoimmune disease in which antibodies and the immune system destroy the structures required for signal transmission between the nerves and muscles.
Typical symptoms are weakness and rapid fatigability of certain muscle groups. Depending on the affected muscle group, MG causes drooping eyelids and double vision (ocular MG). Problems swallowing or speaking, trouble breathing, weakness and rapid fatigability of the arm and leg muscles are typical symptoms of generalized MG.
Depending on the extent and course of the disorder, MG patients may experience serious impairments. Due to its broad range of symptoms and creeping progression, it is often difficult to diagnose the disease.
Focuses of the specialist myasthenia consultation
Beginning treatment as early as possible can slow or even stop the progression of the disease. However, any long-term drug-based immunosuppressive therapy that may be necessary requires Dr. K Scheglmann’s special expertise gained throughout his more than twenty years of experience heading a large myasthenia clinic. He also consults patients with the rare Lambert-Eaton syndrome and other myasthenic syndromes.
- Myasthenia gravis
- Lambert-Eaton syndrome
- Congenital myasthenic syndromes
- Drug-induced myasthenic syndromes