Older Age, Blood Analysis Aid in Predicting Myasthenic Crisis Severity

Older Age, Blood Analysis Aid in Predicting Myasthenic Crisis Severity

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Older Age, Blood Analysis Aid in Predicting Myasthenic Crisis Severity

Older age, moderate‐to‐severe anemia, and extremely high white blood cell counts were significant predictors of in‐hospital mortality in myasthenia gravis (MG) patients having a myasthenic crisis — marked by severe difficulties in breathing that require mechanical ventilation — a study from Taiwan reported. The study, “Hemogram parameters can predict in-hospital mortality of patients with Myasthenic crisis,” was published in the journal BMC Neurology. MG is caused by self-reactive antibodies that mistakenly attack proteins involved in nerve-muscle communication,…

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