Dental management of patients with myasthenia gravis: A literature review

Noam Yarom, Eithan Barnea, Joseph Nissan, Meir Gorsky

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Abstract

Myasthenia gravis is a chronic neuromuscular disease characterized by muscular weakness and fatigability. Dental management of patients diagnosed with myasthenia gravis presents a challenge to the dental profession. A MEDLINE search of the English medical (limited to provision in dental care) and dental literature on myasthenia gravis and dental management published between 1975 and 2004 was conducted. In the dental literature, 12 articles were found, and only a few focused on myasthenia gravis and dental care. The purpose of this article was to review and summarize the clinical signs and symptoms associated with myasthenia gravis, highlighting the role of the dental profession in the process of the diagnosis and management of the oral and dental complications that might be associated with the disease, while avoiding myasthenic crisis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)158-163
Number of pages6
JournalOral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Volume100
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2005

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