Autoimmune diseases are conditions in which one’s immune system mistakenly turns against parts of the body as if they were harmful foreign cells. In response to an unknown trigger that may be environmental or genetic in nature, the immune system begins producing antibodies that, instead of fighting infections, attack the body’s own tissues.
Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is a rare, but not exceptional, autoimmune disease that is diagnosed (Prevalence) in one in seven thousand (1.33/10,000) to one per five thousand (2/10,000) of the population. It is characterized by muscular fatigue leading to extreme weakness. The fatigue is caused by the loss of ability to convert nerve impulses into muscle contraction.
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