My husband, KARTHIKEYAN SWAMINATHAN, 51 years old has been diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis (a chronic autoimmune, neuromuscular disease that causes weakness in the skeletal muscles) and Aspiration Pneumonia in June 2021.
He was first admitted at the Unittas Hospital, Tambaram Chennai on the 3rd of June when he was having trouble consuming any form of food/liquid. After performing Endoscopy he was diagnosed with Esophageal Candidiasis. After 3 days he was discharged from the hospital, and the doctor prescribed 21 days medicine course.
Later on the 13th of June, his condition worsened, he was facing difficulty in breathing and wasn't able to swallow his own saliva. He was immediately taken to the Unittas Hospital and was admitted to the ICU. Tracheostomy was performed and has been on a ventilator.
After performing MRI, PET CT Full Body Scan tests, he was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis and Aspiration Pneumonia. His muscles have become weak and fatigue. Doctors gave him 7 doses of Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG). In spite of giving IVIG, his body was not responding properly to the medicine, so the Doctors recommended giving Plasmapheresis treatment to him. As this hospital didn't have the facility to give the following treatment he was shifted to Sugam Hospital, Pallavaram Chennai, where he's still been admitted. After undergoing 5 cycles of Plasmapheresis he is now kept under observation. He is in the ICU CARE for more than 30 days and has been receiving several antibiotics and steroids medication and currently is in the Tracheostomy with a ventilator.