myasthenic crisis


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myasthenic crisis

[¦mī·əs¦thēn·ik ′krī·səs]
(medicine)
Profound myasthenia and respiratory paralysis associated with myasthenia gravis.
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Myasthenic crisis with respiratory failure Type IV Tip IV Require intubation Miastenicna kriza sa respiratornom insuficijencijom.
This prevented not only a myasthenic crisis but also hospitalization, which could increase his risk of infection.
At the age of 40, he had a myasthenic crisis with intercostal and diaphragmatic muscle effort; invasive MV was initiated to maintain vital functions.
When patients with MG are in a critical situation such as a myasthenic crisis or in preparation for surgery, plasmapheresis is a recommended therapy.
If the patient improves, a myasthenic crisis has occurred and the dose of the medication must be increased.