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Plasmapheresis (plasma exchange):  This is used to remove antibodies from the bloodstream, thereby preventing them from attacking their targets.

Thymectomy:​  This is the surgical removal of the thymus gland.  It is removed in an effort to improve the weakness caused by MG, and to remove a thymoma if present.

​IVIG:    Intravenous Immune globulin.  This is a sterile solution of concentrated antibodies extracted from healthy donors and is administered into a vein.

As of today there is no known cure for MG,

however there are many different treatment options such as:


  • ​​Mestinon and other anticholinestrase agents allow acetylcholine to stay at the neuromuscular junction longer to activate more receptor sites
  • Corticosteroids such as prednisone and immunosuppressant agents like Imuran & Cellcept which suppress the abnormal actions of immune systems.
  • These may sound foreign, but for those who have MG they're as common as Tylenol.

So, what are my options?