Juvenile Myasthenia Gravis in a Black Zambian Child

  • 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
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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Author Biography

E Mpabalwani, University of Zambia, School of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, Lusaka, Zambia

Corresponding Author: Prof. E. Mpabalwani, University of Zambia, School of Medicine, Department of Paediatrics
& Child Health, P.O. BOX 50110, Lusaka, Zambia

Published
2019-12-31
Section
Case Reports