Search for dissertations about: "myasthenia gravis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 28 swedish dissertations containing the words myasthenia gravis.

  1. 1. MuSK Antibody(+) Versus AChR Antibody(+) Myasthenia Gravis : Clinical, Neurophysiological and Morphological Aspects

    Author : Anna Rostedt Punga; Erik Stålberg; Hannu Kalimo; John Newsom-Davis; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : Neurosciences; myasthenia gravis; MuSK antibody; AChR antibody; myopathy; single-fiber EMG; mitochondria; Swedish MG questionnaire; quality of life; Neurovetenskap;

    Abstract : Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that causes fluctuating muscle weakness. MG may be divided into an ocular form and a generalized form based on the involved muscles. Treatment differs between these different MG forms. READ MORE

  2. 2. Environmental Factors of Importance in Myasthenia Gravis : Emphasis on Physical Activity

    Author : Elisabet Westerberg; Anna Rostedt Punga; Anne-Marie Landtblom; Chantal Tallaksen; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Myasthenia Gravis; MG subgroups; Environmental factors; Lifestyle; Physical activity; Exercise; Clinical Neurophysiology; Klinisk neurofysiologi;

    Abstract : Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disease caused by antibodies directed against proteins at the neuromuscular junction (NMJ). The disturbed neuromuscular transmission induces fatigable weakness in skeletal muscles. READ MORE

  3. 3. New Biomarkers for Neuromuscular Function and Myasthenia Gravis

    Author : Carl Johan Molin; Anna Rostedt Punga; Johan Widenfalk; Nils Hailer; Jan Verschuuren; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; Biomarkers; myasthenia gravis; neuromuscular function; neurophysiology;

    Abstract : Myasthenia gravis (MG) is an autoimmune disorder, which is caused by autoantibodies against the acetylcholine receptor (AChR). The cardinal symptom is muscle fatigue, which can range from slight weakness of the extraocular muscles (causing droopy eyelids or double vision), to paralysis of the respiratory muscles. READ MORE

  4. 4. Immunoregulation in experimental autoimmune myasthenia gravis

    Author : Hua-Bing Wang; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Myasthenia gravis (MG) derives its name from Latin and Greek words meaning, "grave muscle weakness". MG is a classical T cell dependent antibody-mediated autoimmune disease. READ MORE

  5. 5. Studies of immune mechansims in Myasthenia Gravis

    Author : Biying Xu; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; myasthenia gravis; acetylcholine receptor; ß-adrenergic receptor; antibody; T cell receptor; antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity; gene polymorphism;

    Abstract : Myasthenia gravis (MG) has been considered the prototype of autoantibody-mediated autoimmune diseases. The pathogenic autoantibodies are directed against the acetylcholine receptor (AChR). Several mechanisms by which these antibodies (AChR Ab) disturb the function of the receptor have been elucidated. READ MORE