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IVIG versus Plasma Exchange for Myasthenia Gravis 

IVIG versus Plasma Exchange for Myasthenia Gravis
IVIG versus Plasma Exchange for Myasthenia Gravis

Kimberly R. Robeson

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date: 15 July 2020

This chapter provides a summary of a landmark study in neuromuscular disease. Which treatment is more effective for patients with worsening myasthenia gravis—intravenous immunoglobulin or plasma exchange? Starting with that question, it describes the basics of the study, including funding, study location, who was studied, how many patients, study design, study intervention, follow-up, endpoints, results, and criticism and limitations. Researchers found that immunomodulation for myasthenia gravis can be accomplished with either of the treatments. Therefore, availability of treatment options and patient’s comorbidities should all be considered when choosing a therapy for worsening myasthenia gravis. The chapter briefly reviews other relevant studies and information, and concludes with a relevant clinical case.

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