The mission of Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America, Inc. is to finding a cure for myasthenia gravis and closely related disorders, to improve treatment options and providing information and support to people with myasthenia gravis through research, education, community programs and advocacy. Myasthenia gravis is a chronic neuromuscular, autoimmune disorder that causes varying degrees of weakness involving the voluntary muscles of the body, particularly those that control eye movements, eyelids, chewing, swallowing, coughing, facial expression, breathing and movements of the arms and legs. At present, the cause of myasthenia gravis is unknown, and there is no cure.
Information brochures, patient education materials, and videos are available through the National Office. (Brochures are available in English and Spanish)
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