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There are several medications that can treat Myasthenia Gravis but some are more effective than others and some have severe side affects like immunosuppressants and steroids.

If it affects the respiratory system and there are massive problems, plasmapheresis (which is used to remove some of the antibodies from the circulation to learn more click here) can be used but it has short term benefits only.

Surgery is only used if there is a thymoma, a tumor in the lung, that hinders the breathing of a person whose resipiratory system is already comprimised.

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