Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Myasthenia Gravis Incidence

Facts about myasthenia gravis:

  • About 1 out of 500,000 people develop myasthenia gravis each year in the US.
  • About 1 out of 35,000 people have myasthenia gravis in the US.
  • Age of onset is usually between 20 and 40 years.
  • Rarely, newborn babies develop myasthenia gravis.

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Last Updated: Jun 5, 2009 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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