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Rare Disease Day

Rare Disease Day – 28th February

Rare Disease Day takes place on the last day of February each year.

The main objective of Rare Disease Day is to raise awareness amongst the general public and decision-makers about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives.

Find out how to take part

What is Mysthenia?

Myasthenia Gravis (MG) is an auto-immune disease in which the immune system attacks and damages the nerve signal reception areas. This causes a breakdown between nerves and muscles and results in loss of effectiveness in the muscles of the arms, legs and eyes. The name ‘Myasthenia Gravis’ comes from the Greek and Latin words for ‘grave muscular weakness’. There are other forms which include Ocular Myasthenia, Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome and Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome.

Learn more about Myasthenia