DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/p4ql4h/epicast_report) has announced the addition of the "EpiCast Report: Myasthenia Gravis - Epidemiology Forecast to 2024" report to their offering.
Myasthenia gravis is an autoimmune disease that affects the nerves and muscles and is characterized by muscle weakness and fatigue, especially weakness of the muscles controlling eye and eyelid movement, facial expression, chewing and talking. In some cases the muscles controlling breathing are also affected, which can lead to respiratory failure that requires intubation and mechanical ventilation, known as a myasthenic crisis. The muscle weakness seen in myasthenia gravis is most often caused by circulating antibodies that mistakenly attack healthy tissue and inhibit normal neuromuscular transmission by blocking or damaging muscle receptor cells.
The publisher epidemiologists forecast an increase in the diagnosed prevalent cases of myasthenia gravis in the 7MM, from 106,845 cases in 2014 to 119,939 cases in 2024, at an Annual Growth Rate (AGR) of 1.23% in the forecast period. The highest number of diagnosed prevalent cases of myasthenia gravis fell into the =75 year age group in the 7MM. The majority of diagnosed prevalent cases of myasthenia gravis in the 7MM in 2014 were women. The US and the 5EU markets follow a similar pattern, in which Class III has the highest number of diagnosed prevalent cases. Japan, however, has more cases in Class II than any other Class.
- The Myasthenia Gravis EpiCast Report provides an overview of the risk factors and global trends of myasthenia gravis in the 7MM (US, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, UK, and Japan). It includes a 10-year epidemiological forecast for the diagnosed prevalent cases of myasthenia gravis, segmented by sex, age, and Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America (MGFA) classifications (Class I, Class II, Class III, Class IV, and Class V).
- The myasthenia gravis epidemiology report is written and developed by Masters- and PhD-level epidemiologists.
- The EpiCast Report is in-depth, high quality, transparent and market-driven, providing expert analysis of disease trends in the 7MM.
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