How can the burden of gMG affect patients?

Generalized myasthenia gravis (gMG) is an incapacitating, immunoglobulin G (IgG)-mediated neuromuscular disease that often causes patients to struggle with activities of daily living because of poor symptom control.1-6*

In a recent online survey assessing the burden of gMG1*:
87% of participants with self-identified gMG reported giving up at least some of their hobbies
68% of participants reported concern that gMG limitations hurt their relationships
61% of respondents reported worrying that their symptoms are getting worse despite their current management
22% of respondents strongly agreed that their current gMG management is controlling their symptoms


Results were based on a cross-sectional online survey study of 150 US adults with a self-reported diagnosis of gMG. The survey explored the gMG diagnosis process, burden of disease, and burden of treatment.

Learn more about the burden patients with gMG may experience. 

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