How is bulbar function assessed in myasthenia gravis?

Updated: Sep 20, 2018
  • Author: William D Goldenberg, MD; Chief Editor: Andrew K Chang, MD, MS  more...
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Patients can also undergo other testing, which, while useful for neurologists for outpatient care, does not apply in the ED. Examples of these tests are the Oculobulbar Facial Respiratory score and the MG-Activities of Daily Life (MG-ADL) score, which yield data on bulbar function but are most useful in long-term or serial assessment of patient function and therefore do not have a significant role in the ED. [12] A small retrospective study has shown that the MG-ADL score was higher on admission in patients requiring a stay in the ICU. [13]


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