A severe case of myasthenia gravis during pregnancy

J.M. Pijnenborg, E.C.M. Hansen, H.A.M. Brölmann, S.G. Oei, P. Andriessen, P.L. Dellemijn

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Myasthenia gravis is characterised by muscle weakness and fatigability, particularly of the facial and extremity muscles, deteriorating during the day. During pregnancy, myasthenia gravis is rare and the course of illness is unpredictable. The present case illustrates that first diagnosed during pregnancy, recurrent exacerbations can appear and lead to life-threatening situations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-143
Number of pages2
JournalGynecologic and Obstetric Investigation
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Adult
  • Cesarean Section
  • Cholinesterase Inhibitors/therapeutic use
  • Female
  • Gestational Age
  • Humans
  • Myasthenia Gravis/diagnosis
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Prednisone/therapeutic use
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Pregnancy Outcome
  • Pyridostigmine Bromide/therapeutic use


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