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  1. J.P.C. Peper

    J.P.C. Peper Bronze Member

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    What’s your diagnosis?

    This is not a stroke. The shot was taken in the evening.

    I’ll post the correct answer in a couple of days!

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    myasthenia gravis?
     


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    The shot was taken in the evening.............this is the clue i think which leads the condition to diagnose as Myasthenia gravis evident from Ptosis
     


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    Yes, it may be myasthenia gravis.
     


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    Gospodin Seki Moderator Staff Member

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    Agreed,Myasthenia gravis
     


  6. J.P.C. Peper

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    Correct answer:

    Myastenia gravis.

    An autoimmune disease mediated by antibodies to nicotinic acethylcholine receptors, interfering with the neuromuscular transmission via depletion of working post-synaptic receptor sites. Unlike in Lambert-Eaton syndrome (featuring pre-synaptic calcium-channel antibodies), tendon reflexes are normal because the synapses do not have time to become fatigued with such a brief muscle contraction.

    The most common symptom is increasing muscular fatigue over the day; in order, extra-ocular (ptosis), bulbar, face, neck, limb-girdle and trunk muscles are affected.
     


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    maybe myasthenia gravis?
     


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