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A Thanksgiving to Remember

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Published on Nov 19, 2012

Andrea and Anthony Temperino share their story of survival. While pregnant with triplets, Andrea was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder, Myasthenia Gravis with antibodies to muscle specific tyrosine kinase (MuSK), a condition that weakens the muscles and affects swallowing, speech and breathing. Doctors believe Andrea is the first women pregnant with triplets to be diagnosed with this condition in the United States.

In this video: Andrea and Anthony Temperino, Dr. Ashok Verma, UM/Jackson neurologist and medical director of the Kessenich Family MDA ALS Center; Dr. Kristine O'Phelan, UM/Jackson neurointensivist and chief of the neurocritical care division at The University of Miami Department of Neurology, co-director of the Neuroscience ICU at Jackson Memorial Hospital; Dr. Salih Yasin, UM/Jackson OB/GYN and director of obstetrics and patient safety at Jackson's Women's Hospital Center; Dr. Shahnaz Duara, UM/Holtz Children's Hospital neonatologist and medical director of the neonatal intensive care unit at Holtz; Dr. Theresa Del Moral, UM/Holtz neonatologist

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