Study: How to Improve Autoantibody Testing for Myasthenia Gravis
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Study: How to Improve Autoantibody Testing for Myasthenia Gravis

A study published in Neurology has discovered a way to improve autoantibody testing in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients. An issue that physicians and patients face is false-positive results for neuromuscular or autoimmune…

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Mezagitamab Reaches a Milestone in Development for Myasthenia Gravis
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Mezagitamab Reaches a Milestone in Development for Myasthenia Gravis

Takeda Pharmaceuticals has recently awarded XOMA Corporation $2 million for reaching the next milestone in the development of mezagitamab, a treatment for myasthenia gravis (MG). According to Biospace, XOMA has…

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The Autoimmune Registry Releases Comprehensive List of Autoimmune Diseases
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The Autoimmune Registry Releases Comprehensive List of Autoimmune Diseases

According to a story from PR Newswire, The Autoimmune Registry, Inc. (ARI) has recently released its first ever autoimmune diseases list. This list includes a total of over 150 distinct…

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Case Report Describes First Known Ocular Myasthenia Gravis Case with COVID-19
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Case Report Describes First Known Ocular Myasthenia Gravis Case with COVID-19

According to a story from Myasthenia Gravis News, a recent report describes the first-ever documented case of a patient developing the ocular variant of myasthenia gravis in connection with COVID-19…

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Editor’s Choice: Balance Awareness Week and Study Updates

Happy Friday! Sept. 13-19 is Balance Awareness Week. It's intended to bring attention to balance-related vestibular disorders such as Meniere’s disease and vestibular migraine. Looking for ways to help out?…

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AChR Antibodies and C5a Protein are MG Severity Biomarkers
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AChR Antibodies and C5a Protein are MG Severity Biomarkers

To determine disease progression and severity, researchers often use biomarkers, a measurable substance that indicates disease state. According to Myasthenia Gravis News, a new study shows that acetylcholine receptor (AChR)…

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Eculizumab Shows Long Term Benefits for Refractory Myasthenia Gravis
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Eculizumab Shows Long Term Benefits for Refractory Myasthenia Gravis

By Lauren Taylor from In The Cloud Copy Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune condition characterized by muscle weakness and fatigue of muscles that are under the patient’s voluntary control. This…

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ICYMI: Stress and Depression Positively Correlated with Myasthenia Gravis Relapse
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ICYMI: Stress and Depression Positively Correlated with Myasthenia Gravis Relapse

by Lauren Taylor from In The Cloud Copy Myasthenia gravis is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by rapid fatigue and weakness of any muscles that are under the voluntary control of…

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Study Suggests Rituximab Effective for Refractory Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis
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Study Suggests Rituximab Effective for Refractory Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis

  In many cases, autoimmune disorders like myasthenia gravis are treatable. However, there are some cases of refractory (treatment resistant) myasthenia gravis that presents an unmet patient need. However, researchers…

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Nipocalimab is Making Progress in Four Clinical Trials for Autoimmune and Alloimmune Conditions
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Nipocalimab is Making Progress in Four Clinical Trials for Autoimmune and Alloimmune Conditions

An investigative therapy for hemolytic disease of the fetus and newborn (HDFN) has just received the FDA's Rare Pediatric Disease and Orphan Drug Designations. This therapy is called nipocalimab and…

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Patient Treated for Multiple Myeloma Develops Myasthenia Gravis: Case Study
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Patient Treated for Multiple Myeloma Develops Myasthenia Gravis: Case Study

According to a story from Myasthenia Gravis News, a recent case report describes a unique case of a 60 year old male multiple myeloma patient. After receiving treatment for the…

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June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month: Spreading Rare Disease Awareness
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June is Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month: Spreading Rare Disease Awareness

June is recognized as Myasthenia Gravis Awareness Month. Primarily organized by the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA), this event is focused on spreading awareness as well as boosting efforts…

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ICYMI: This Experimental Treatment Could Help Myasthenia Gravis Patients
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ICYMI: This Experimental Treatment Could Help Myasthenia Gravis Patients

According to a story from UNC Health Care, the Belgian drug company Argenx recently announced that its investigational treatment efgartigimod has performed well in a phase 3 clinical trial. The…

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