Myasthenic crisis is a serious and life threatening form of Myasthenia Gravis involving severe bulbar weakness (swallowing, speaking, chewing) and flaccidity (weakness) of the inspiratory muscles responsible for diaphragm contraction and secondary lung function. It requires emergency medical intervention and appropriate treatment. Early diagnosis and prompt medical management are crucial to increasing stable outcomes. Warning signs of a Myasthenic crisis are:
Please do not wait to get emergency treatment. If you suspect crisis and are not sure what to do, please err on the side of caution and seek emergency help. If you are needing advocacy assistance or have questions, please reach out to our compassionate care team at 407-680-6677.