Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis in a Black Zambian Child

Authors

  • P Bobo University Teaching Hospitals, Children's Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
  • J Goma University Teaching Hospitals, Children's Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
  • B Musonda University Teaching Hospitals, Children's Hospital, Lusaka, Zambia
  • E Mpabalwani University of Zambia, School of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Lusaka, Zambia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.55320/mjz.46.4.251

Keywords:

Child, Myasthenia Gravis, Bilateral ptosis, Delayed diagnosis

Abstract

A 7 year old girl with progressive ptosis and worsening generalised body weakness presented to the out-patient clinic of a general paediatric unit at the University Teaching Hospital (UTH) after having been to a number of health institutions before a diagnosis of Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis was made. She was commenced on a steroid and anticholinesterase therapy with great improvement. This case report summarises the progression of symptoms, challenges in diagnosis and
improvement on initiation of pyridostigmine therapy.

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Published

19-03-2020

Issue

Section

Case Report

How to Cite

Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis in a Black Zambian Child. (2020). Medical Journal of Zambia, 46(4), 371-373. https://doi.org/10.55320/mjz.46.4.251

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