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Juvenile Ocular Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report
Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience
Volume 4, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages: 86-91
Received: Nov. 8, 2020; Accepted: Nov. 19, 2020; Published: Nov. 27, 2020
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Ferry Yulianto, Sanglah Hospital-Department of Pediatrics, Udayana University, Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
I Gusti Ngurah Made Suwarba, Sanglah Hospital-Department of Pediatrics, Udayana University, Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
Dewi Sutriani Mahalini, Sanglah Hospital-Department of Pediatrics, Udayana University, Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
Anak Agung Mas Putrawati Triningrat, Sanglah Hospital-Department of Ophthalmology, Udayana University, Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
Made Paramita Wijayati, Sanglah Hospital-Department of Ophthalmology, Udayana University, Denpasar-Bali, Indonesia
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Myasthenia gravis is a chronic autoimmune disease of neuromuscular blockade, characterized by rapid fatigability of striated muscle. Estimated incidence has been reported at 1/200,000 to 1/1,000,000 worldwide, but its incidence in Indonesia is not clearly recorded. We report a rare case of juvenile ocular myasthenia gravis which is considered rare in child population. The objective of this case report is to describe the proper assessment of its clinical presentation. Patient is an eleven years old boy who had ptosis and opthalmoplegia on both sides for three weeks duration. Its complaint was exaggerated with sustained gaze on daily activities. Ptosis was triggered quickly after being induced by fixated upgaze without blinking and improved after ice pack was put on his eyelids for five minutes. However, his vision was preserved and no slurred speech, dysphagia or limb weakness on physical examination. Neostigmine test showed positive result and rapid nerve stimulation test also revealed withsignificant decrement on the affected eyelid muscles. No thymoma was seen on chest CT scan and thyroid function test was also normal. Hence the diagnosis was made and pyridostigmine was started for its medication. This report present a rare case of juvenile ocular myasthenia gravis. Early recognizing by some diagnostic modalities confirms its diagnosis so that treatment could be started to control the muscle weariness and improving patient's quality of life.
Juvenile Ocular Myasthenia Gravis, Ptosis, Child
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Ferry Yulianto, I Gusti Ngurah Made Suwarba, Dewi Sutriani Mahalini, Anak Agung Mas Putrawati Triningrat, Made Paramita Wijayati, Juvenile Ocular Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Report, Clinical Neurology and Neuroscience. Vol. 4, No. 4, 2020, pp. 86-91. doi: 10.11648/j.cnn.20200404.14
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