Mechanical ventilation for the treatment of people with myasthenic crisis

Takeaway

  • The clinical course of myasthenic crisis (MC) depends upon age, comorbidities, myasthenia gravis (MG) onset, MG Foundation of America (MGFA) class and complications.

Why this matters

  • Reliable data regarding mechanical ventilation (MV) for the treatment of MC is lacking.

  • Specialized neurointensive care and prevention and management of complications are fundamental to the improvement of clinical outcomes in people with MG.