What Is Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome?

Q:
What is congenital myasthenic syndrome?

A:
Congenital myasthenic syndromes are rare hereditary (genetic) conditions resulting from a defect at the junction where your nerve stimulates muscle activity. That defect causes muscle weakness.

Congenital myasthenic syndromes may affect your nerve cells, your muscle cells, or the space between your nerve and muscle cells.

Key words: congenital myasthenia; congenital myasthenia gravis; congenital myasthenic syndrome.

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