CONGENITAL MYASTHENIC SYNDROMES AND MYASTHENIA

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Prevalence of respiratory dysfunction in pediatric myasthenia is unknown. The only available reports are from the few published pediatric series describing respiratory failure associated with myasthenic crisis. In a recent survey of 52 Canadian patients published in Pediatrics in 2013, two patients with myasthenia developed respiratory failure and another four reported respiratory dysfunction. This current two years long prospective study reports data obtained from patients with pediatric myasthenia at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto.

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