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Myasthenia gravis: clinical review

Myasthenia gravis: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


July 13, 2016


March 14, 2018

Programme Description

In this article Dr Fiona Norwood considers the characteristics of myasthenia gravis, key diagnostic features and how to manage this condition, as well as giving a round up of the current evidence base. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include what do to for a patient in myasthenic crisis, prognosis and treatment options.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity GPs should be better able to:
  • Identify classical features of myasthenia gravis
  • Know techniques to bring out clinical signs of myasthenia gravis to aid diagnosis
  • Understand what do to for a patient in myasthenic crisis
  • Explain the prognosis of myasthenia gravis and treatment options such as anticholinesterases, corticosteriods and surgery.
  • Authors

    Activity author
    Dr Fiona Norwood
    Consultant neurologist and honorary senior lecturer
    King's College Hospital
    South London

    Test authors
    Professor Ruth Chambers
    GP and honorary professor
    University of Staffordfordshire

    Dr Lizzie Cottrell
    Academic GP Registrar


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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