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Dr. Michael Salkin
Dr. Michael Salkin, Veterinarian
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Experience:  University of California at Davis graduate veterinarian with 45 years of experience.
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I have a 14 month old Scottish Terrier he has been diagnosed

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I have a 14 month old Scottish Terrier he has been diagnosed with Acquired Myasthenia Gravis he has also go Megaesophagus can they get over this.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Vet
Expert:  Dr. Michael Salkin replied 1 year ago.
I'm sorry that your question wasn't answered in a timely manner, Rita. The prognosis is guarded in patients with dysphagia/regurgitation as is seen with megaesophagus because aspiration penumonia is a common complication and carries a ~50% 1-year mortality rate. Spontaneous remission occurs in almost 90% of dogs that survive the acute disease, however. Please respond with further questions or concerns if you wish.