MuSK-MG Linked to Eye and Bulbar Symptoms, Chinese Study Finds

MuSK-MG Linked to Eye and Bulbar Symptoms, Chinese Study Finds

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MuSK-MG Linked to Eye and Bulbar Symptoms, Chinese Study Finds

A type of myasthenia gravis (MG) caused by the presence of self-reactive antibodies targeting muscle-specific kinase (MuSK) affects mostly women and manifests with eye and bulbar symptoms (those involving the face and neck), according to a single-center study in Northwest China. In these cases, MG can be successfully managed with either a low dose of rituximab (sold as Rituxan in the U.S. and as Mabthera in Europe) or a combination of Prograf (tacrolimus) and prednisone. The…

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