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The Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of Michigan is committed to providing information and support to people with Myasthenia Gravis through education, community programs, advocacy and research. Moving toward a world without MG!
MG is an autoimmune neuromuscular disease that affects voluntary muscles. Myasthenia gravis means "grave muscle weakness." Symptoms include weakness in muscles that control eye movements and eyelids, chewing, swallowing, coughing, facial expressions, arm and leg movements, and breathing. The prevalence of MG is thought to be much higher than the approximate 20 in every 100,000 affected by the condition. As a rare disease, it is frequently under-diagnosed due to symptoms similar to other disorders.
About The Great Lakes Chapter or the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of AmericaFounded in 1967, The Great Lakes Chapter is one of 20 MG Chapters across the country committed to finding a cure for myasthenia gravis and closely related diseases, improving treatment options and providing information and support to people with myasthenia gravis through research, education, community programs, and advocacy.
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