Thymectomy Found to Reduce Disease Severity in All MG Patients

Thymectomy Found to Reduce Disease Severity in All MG Patients

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Thymectomy Found to Reduce Disease Severity in All MG Patients

Thymectomy, or surgical removal of the thymus, can lower medication use and lessen disease severity in people with myasthenia gravis (MG), regardless of age, sex, or medical history, an observational study has found. Data from the study also indicated that younger female patients with early onset MG, an enlarged thymus,  and mild-to-moderate disease were the ones who benefited most from the procedure. The study, “Role of thymectomy in myasthenia gravis: Programmatic approach to thymectomy and…

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