Myasthenia Gravis Fact Sheet

What is myasthenia gravis? Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles, which are responsible for breathing and moving parts of the body, including the arms and legs.  The name myasthenia gravis, which...

Myasthenia Gravis Genetics

Description Myasthenia gravis is a disorder that causes weakness of the skeletal muscles, which are muscles that the body uses for movement. The weakness most often starts in the muscles around the eyes, causing drooping of the eyelids (ptosis) and difficulty...

Myasthenia Gravis Treatment

NIH-funded study supports surgery as treatment for myasthenia gravis In a global study of myasthenia gravis, an autoimmune disease that causes muscle weakness and fatigue, researchers found that surgical removal of an organ called the thymus reduced patients’...

Lung Cancer Prevention

Who Is at Risk? Lung cancer risk is largely a function of older age combined with extensive cigarette smoking history. Lung cancer is more common in men than women and in those of lower socioeconomic status. Patterns of lung cancer according to demographic...

Small Cell Lung Cancer Pathophysiology

Cellular Classification of SCLC Pathologic Classification The current classification of subtypes of SCLC includes the following:[1] Small cell carcinoma. Combined small cell carcinoma (i.e., SCLC combined with neoplastic squamous and/or glandular components). SCLC...

Fanconi Anemia Genetics

Description Fanconi anemia is a condition that affects many parts of the body. People with this condition may have bone marrow failure, physical abnormalities, organ defects, and an increased risk of certain cancers. The major function of bone marrow is to produce new...