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Myasthenia gravis


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Is myasthenia gravis genetic?

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Is myasthenia gravis genetic?

Myasthenia gravis is not directly inherited nor is it contagious.[1][2] However, genetic predisposition to autoimmune diseases can run in families.[2] Occasionally, myasthenia gravis may occur in more than one member of the same family.[1]
Last updated: 1/31/2014

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