UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology


Myasthenia Gravis

Medline NLM definition: a disorder of neuromuscular function due to the presence of antibodies to acetylcholine receptors at the neuromuscular junction. Clinically there is fatigue and exhaustion of the muscular system with a tendency to fluctuate in severity and without sensory disturbance or atrophy. The disorder may be restricted to a muscle group or become generalized with severe weakness and, in some cases, ventilatory insufficiency. (Dorland, 27th ed)

Myasthenia Gravis: information from the NHS website

Myasthenia Gravis: information from Patient UK website

Myasthenia Gravis: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site)

Myasthenia Gravis: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

PubMed Medline search on Myasthenia Gravis

Support Groups

Website of the Myasthenia Gravis Association.

Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (US site)
The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc., a nonprofit organization.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Healthtalk: nerves and brain
Personal experiences of people living with various neurological conditions.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.