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Keywords:

  • intensive care;
  • MG-ADL scale;
  • myasthenia gravis;
  • myasthenic crisis;
  • NIPPV

Abstract

The purpose of this report was to investigate predictive factors that necessitate intensive care in myasthenic crisis (MC). We retrospectively reviewed MC patients at our institution and compared ICU and ward management groups. Higher MG-ADL scale scores, non-ocular initial symptoms, infection-triggered findings, and higher MGFA classification were observed more frequently in the ICU group. In patients with these prognostic factors, better outcomes may be obtained with early institution of intensive care. Muscle Nerve 46: 440–442, 2012