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What is Myasthenia Gravis?

Posted by Guest Author on Jun, Tue 28, 2016

A Guest Post by our friend Danielle Walk, Executive Director of the Myasthenia Gravis Association

“Why does he never smile?”

“He doesn’t look sick”

“I think she’s drunk”

“She is just lazy.  She was just fine last week.  Maybe she’s trying to get out of work…again.”

These are some of the comments that someone with myasthenia gravis (MG) may not get to hear but are the type of remarks that are sometimes said by those not familiar with MG, and individuals with this rare disease seldom get the chance to set the record straight.

June is MG Awareness Month and the Myasthenia Gravis Association of MO & KS (MGA), as well as other chapters and individuals throughout the country, is involved in a variety of activities to promote awareness and education so that MG can be better understood. 

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Tags: autoimmune disease, Rare Diseases, Myasthenia Gravis

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