Do you know the signs of an MG crisis? You should.
Life eventually teaches us the importance of preparing for emergencies before they happen. But life with myasthenia gravis (MG) may make this lesson even more important, considering 15% to 20% of people living with MG experience at least one crisis in their lives.1 According to the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA), a myasthenic crisis is a complication of MG characterized by worsening of muscle weakness often resulting in respiratory failure. More information on myasthenic crises is outlined below, based primarily on research conducted by Henning Stetefeld, MD, and Linda C. Wendell, MD.
A myasthenic crisis needs to be handled properly and quickly.1-3 Check out the downloadable MG Crisis Kit Checklist and MG Crisis Card designed to assist with creating a kit to help you be prepared with input from Stephanie,* a person who lives with MG. Here are some things you should know about crises.