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Speech Profile of Myasthenia Gravis: Case Study

Yoshita Sharma, Himanshu Verma, Jyoti Shah


Complex coordination in muscles of articulation was supported by number of separate neural events which is large and with an amazing degree of neural integration in motor system [1]. If any point along the pathway from the cerebrum to the muscle gets damage, then the motor system which controls the speech production may be spotted [1]. Difficulty in controlling the muscles responsible for speech is called Dysarthria. Mixed dysarthria, is virtually any combination of two or more of the single dysarthria types, associated with neurologic disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Myasthenia Gravis. Women are affected more frequently between the ages of 20 and 40 years. As there were less recognized treatment norms for such cases, this case was kept on trial and error basis. The current case study was of an individual whose speech was unintelligible due to mixed dysarthria and myasthenia gravis. The characteristics of the voice of the client such as loudness and pitch range were affected. Mild drooling was also observed in the client.


Keywords: Myasthenia gravis, dysarthria, muscles, neurologic disorders, speech


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Yoshita Sharma, Himanshu Verma, Jyoti Shah. Speech Profile of Myasthenia Gravis: A Case Study. Research & Reviews: A Journal of Immunology. 2019; 9(2): 11–13p.

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