BIO Web Conf.
Volume 22, 2020International Conference “Longevity Interventions 2020” (ICLI 2020)
|Number of page(s)||4|
|Section||Problems of Gerontology and Geriatrics|
|Published online||06 July 2020|
Clinical features of myasthenia gravis in elderly and senile patients
Department of nervous diseases, neurosurgery and medical genetics, Ural State Medical University, 620028, Repina Str., 3, Ekaterinburg, Russia
2 Neurology department, Medical association “New Hospital”, 620109, Zavodskaya Str., 29, Ekaterinburg, Russia
3 Neurology department, GAUZ SO “SOKB N 1”, 620120, Volgogradskaya Str., 185, Ekaterinburg, Russia
The prevalence of myasthenia gravis is 10-24 cases per 100, 000 population. The debut of the disease is possible at any age: from infancy to old age. In the literature, the definition of “myasthenia gravis with late onset” – at the age of 60 years and older, which is 20-46% of all cases. In this regard, the disease is often combined with a burdened somatic history, which makes it difficult to timely diagnosis and treatment. This group of elderly patients accounts for the majority of diagnostic errors in the diagnosis of myasthenia gravis. This study is devoted to the study of the features of the onset and course of myasthenia gravis in elderly and senile people.
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