Study Tracks Factors That Increase Risk of Ocular MG Generalization

Study Tracks Factors That Increase Risk of Ocular MG Generalization

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Study Tracks Factors That Increase Risk of Ocular MG Generalization

In people with ocular myasthenia gravis (OMG), disease onset during adulthood, the presence of nerve abnormalities, anti-acetylcholine receptor (AChR) autoantibodies, and a thymus tumor, all increase the risk of disease generalization to the rest of the body, a multicenter study in China has found. Notably, in contrast to previous research, this study did not include patients who were on immunosuppressive therapy or who underwent surgery to remove the thymus (thymectomy) — two therapeutic approaches that…

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