Myasthenia gravis is a chronic acquired autoimmune disorder in which autoantibodies are produced against acetylcholine receptors present on neuromuscular junction. It results in neuromuscular transmission blockage hence muscle weakness occurs. Thymus gland is considered as having crucial role in development of these antibodies. Screening patients for thymoma and removal of the thymus gland with surgery has an important aspect in management of disease.
Bano, Safia; Javed, Muhammad Athar; and Arshad, Waqas
"Outcome in patients with myasthenia gravis Managed with or without Thymectomy,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 14
, Article 8.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol14/iss4/8