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Myasthenia Crisis is an exacerbation of Myasthenia Gravis. It is characterized by severe generalized muscle weakness and respiratory and bulbar weakness that may result in respiratory failure. Crisis may result from disease exacerbation or a specific precipitating event. The most common precipitator is infection; others include medication change, surgery, pregnancy, and high environmental temperature. Neuromuscular respiratory failure is the critical complication of crisis; respiratory muscles and bulbar weakness combine to cause respiratory compromise.

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Myasthenia Gravis_____________________In Partial FulfillmentOf the Requirements in Davao Medical Center Critical Care Nursing Program__________________A Case Study Presented to the Staff of Davao Medical Center___________________ESTRADA, Jay Mart A.LAYNO, Jaclyn C.MARTINEZ, Gladys E.ORTIZANO, Monroe S. RAMOS, Maria Kristina P.STA. ANA, Yra Gwyneth Virginia P.___________________March 2009___________________TABLE OF CONTENTS PagesI. Introduction 3 II. Objectives 4 A. General ObjectivesB. Specific ObjectivesIII. Nursing History A. Demographic data 5B. History of Present Illness 6 C. History of Past Illness 6D. Family Background 7E. Socio-Cultural Background of the Patient 7F. Genogram 8IV. Anatomy and Physiology 9-21V. Pathophysiology22-25VI. Nursing Assessment26-29

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