Myasthenia Gravis Clinic
The UCSF Myasthenia Gravis Clinic provides diagnosis and care for people with muscle weakness disorders caused by faulty communication between nerves and muscles. These conditions, known as neuromuscular junction disorders, include myasthenia gravis, Lambert-Eaton syndrome and congenital myasthenic syndromes. To visit this clinic, you'll need your doctor's referral.
Our clinic is a one-stop shop where patients with these disorders can be evaluated, diagnosed and treated. To ensure an accurate diagnosis, we perform physical exams, lab tests and electrodiagnostic tests (used to measure electrical activity in nerves). Our neurologists work closely with other specialists – including neuro-ophthalmologists and thoracic surgeons – to develop and custom-tailor treatment plans. To reduce symptoms, we may use a class of agents called immunomodulators (drugs that impact how the immune system works). Other possible treatments include physical, speech and respiratory therapy, all of which can improve quality of life.
In addition to having access to the most advanced therapies, patients may have opportunities to take part in clinical trials (studies evaluating new treatments) for neuromuscular junction disorders.
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- Photo I.D.
- Health insurance card
- Insurance authorization, if required
- Doctor's referral, if required
- Recent test results related to your condition
- List of your medications, including dosages, plus any you're allergic to
- List of questions you may have
- Device or paper for taking notes
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