|What's Up » MG Taste the Cure
Mar. 15, 2013
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Woods Golf Club
530 Erie Street
Green Bay, WI 54311
Help make MG disappear -- join us for some wine and beer!
$30 per ticket
Includes beer tasting, wine tasting and hors d'oeuvres, silent auction, door prizes, games, food and fun!
Myasthenia gravis (MG) is a type of autoimmune disorders. An autoimmune disorder occurs when the immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. In people with myasthemia gravis, the body produces antibodies that block the muscle cells from receiving messages (neurotransmitters) from the nerve cell.
The exact cause of myasthenia gravis is unknown. In some cases, it may be associated with tumors of the thymus (an organ of the immune system).
Myasthenia gravis can affect people at any age. It is most common in young women and older men.
Myasthenia Gravis is a chronic autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fluctuating weakness of the voluntary muscle groups such as vision, movement, breathing, chewing and swallowing. The prevalence of MG in the United States is estimated to be about 20/100,000 of the population.
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