Fast Five Quiz: Myasthenia Gravis Signs and Symptoms

Richard Nowak, MD, MS


July 08, 2021

Among the frequent presenting symptoms in patients with MG, droopy eyelids and double vision are the most common.

Although sensory complaints are not a feature of MG, some patients may experience ulnar mononeuropathy at the elbow secondary to their efforts to hold up their head up due to weak neck muscles. Neck pain may also be reported by some patients due to muscle straining in an attempt to hold up their head.

Unlike palsies of the third cranial nerve, MG never alters pupillary function.

Although the speech in patients presenting with MG assumes a nasal intonation from weakness of the soft palate, there is no impairment in the fluency of their speech.

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