Juvenile myasthenia gravis in a black Zambian child

  • P Bobo
  • J Goma
  • B Musonda
  • E Mpabalwani
Keywords: Myasthenia Gravis, Bilateral ptosis, Delayed diagnosis, Child

Abstract

A 7 year old girl with progressive ptosis and worsening generalised body weakness presented to the out-patient clinic of a general paediatric unit at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) after having been to a number of health institutions before a diagnosis of Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis was made. She was commenced on a steroid and anticholinesterase therapy with great improvement. This case report summarises the progression of symptoms, challenges in diagnosis and improvement on initiation of pyridostigmine therapy.

Keywords: Myasthenia Gravis, Bilateral ptosis, Delayed diagnosis, Child

Published
2020-03-25
Section
Articles

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