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Acute Inflammatory Polyneuropathy Drugs
Acute inflammatory polyneuropathy is an autoimmune syndrome that is associated with systemic inflammation that targets the nerves. The symptoms may vary but include numbness, tingling, weakness, pain, and local temperature changes. Patients may or may not have an elevated ERS or CRP. The condition may also be associated with other autoimmune diseases treated ...Read more
AIDP: "acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (aidp) is an autoimmune process that is characterized by progressive areflexic weakness and mild sensory changes. Sensory symptoms often precede motor weakness. About 20% of patients end up with respiratory failure." for more see: http://emedicine.Medscape.Com/article/1169959-overview. ...Read more
CIDP: This is an immune disorder of the peripheral nervous system, and involves an attack of the myelin coverings of mainly the motor nerves, but can be seen occasionally affecting sensory fibers also. Cidp can be controlled with steroids or ivig, but relapses can occur, and lifelong treatment is often required. Weakness in arms, legs, and face, most common. ...Read more
Neuropathy: Acute inflammatory polyneuropathy is an autoimmune syndrome that is associated with systemic inflammation that targets the nerves. The symptoms may vary but include numbness, tingling, weakness, pain, and local temperature changes. Patients may or may not have an elevated ERS or CRP. The condition may also be associated with other autoimmune diseases treated by neurologist and rheumatologists. ...Read more
CIDP: This is an immune disorder of the peripheral nervous system, and involves an attack of the myelin coverings of mainly the motor nerves, but can be seen occasionally affecting sensory fibers also. Cidp can be controlled with steroids or ivig, but relapses can occur, and lifelong treatment is often required. ...Read more
Immune process: Condition where the body's immune system attacks the coverings of the peripheral nerves (myelin), and causes diffuse weakness in arms and legs, and facial muscles on a chronic basis. Although steroids may be useful, better approach is chronic intravenous Immune Globulin every 3-4 weeks, or even plasmapheresis. The process can be fully reversed in many cases. ...Read more
Not subtle: CIDP is an immune neuropathy which may start insidiously, but rapidly develops into diffuse weakness causing difficulty with daily activities. Although the motor issues are usually the main manifestations, some tingling and numbness may occur, and variants may cause peripheral nerve pain, and imbalance. ...Read more
Does anyone have really mild chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, making diagnosis uncertain?
Can antiphospholipid syndrome be found in people with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy?
Can drug induced neuropathy be cured?
e.g. Drugs like methotrexate can cause polyneuropathy of feet. Can it be cured?
Yes: after finishing the treatment usually side effect clear gradually. ...Read more
Neuropathy Rx: A neurologist is best-equipped to diagnose & treat neuropathy. Some at-home remedies include: exercise to stimulate blood flow in affected nerves, hot or cold pack on painful area (whichever feels good), moisturizing lotion to protect skin from breakdown, Alpha lipoic acid supplements, vitamin B12 + folate (folic acid) + b6 supplements. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Neuropathy: Can have many causes although diabetes and alcohol abuse are very common causes. Other frequent causes of neuropathy include chronic kidney disease and vitamin deficiencies. There are a number of inherited neuropathies the most common being charcot-marie-tooth neuropathies. Recently a very rare late onset genetically caused neuropathy has been described but it is very rare. ...Read more
S-1 bilat radiculopathy- superimposed peripheral sensory polyneuropathy. What does this mean? All i know is pain. Help please
Nerve test: Presumably you are referring to a report from a recent nerve test. It is important to see a neurologist or neurosurgeon who can order imaging and blood work to determine the cause of your pain and then begin a course of treatment to relieve the pain. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need more info: You can assist us by letting us now the purported cause, the extent, your prior treatments, the symptoms, test results, and duration. There are many causes of polyneuropathy, and variable outcomes. I think you will be best served via a Concierge visit here online. ...Read more
Complex: Depends upon cause, and some are readily reversible, but most can be successfully treated. Since this is indeed complicated, recommend we go deeper into it via an INBOX consult or via Concierge consultation. ...Read more
No: Nerves for some pain pathways and control of vasculature. ...Read more
Generic: A variety of nerve pathology. Etiologies include alcohol/nutritional, diabetes, solvent or chemical exposure, porphyria, amyloid, causations. Since this is a unique category, should be relatively easy to pin down and design a specific therapy. Medical foods, metanx, could improve a small fibre component, and Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta could help symptoms. ...Read more
Living with severe sensory motor polyneuropathy at age 39 what would my prognosis look at 50 years of age when the disease is severe?
Hard to say: I'm sorry to hear about your discomfort. We really need more information especially cause of your pain Rob. The therapeutic intervention would help depending on the cause and the therapy that is available and those that will be available in the future ...Read more
Can a tetanus shot be harmful if you already have a nerve condition, such as demyelinating polyneuropathy?
NOT REALLY: I do not believe that tetanus shots provide any significant nerve damage risk to otherwise healthy pts, and there is NO evidence, or relationship to worsening of chronic demyelinating polyneuritis, after a tetanus injection. Do not worry, but do get treatment for this by regular IVIG infusions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm prediabetic and get alot of headaches can I have diabetic polyneuropathy? I'm really nervous I'm only
Definitions: Small fibers which mediate pin and temperature sensations lack myelin, and are indeed pure axons, so the terms small fibre neuropathy or axonopathy are synonymous. Polyneuropathy usually refers to a larger fibre process which is distal bilateral and symmetrical, and can be either axonal or schwann cell predominant, and affects strength, balance, proprioception, and light touch. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is small fiber polyneuropathy in a patient with pots? Is it progressive or fatal? What r treatments?
Causes: Small fibre neuropathy could be immune origin like sensory cidp, more often complication of diabetes, usually associated with "axonal neuropathies", not typically schwann cell process. Annoying, not fatal, but maybe progressive. Prove presence with skin biopsy, and may need ivig, but sometimes lyrica, (pregabalin) cymbalta, but maybe best metanx. ...Read more
Hello I am prediabetic and I'm experiencing poly neuropathy. My A1 C is 5.9. Doctors can't determine why l am experiencing polyneuropathy.
Polyneuropathy: hello ~ there are many things that cause polyneuropthy like heavy metals, lead, mercury and many diseases that cause it that I cannot cover here. Important to know that in diabetes polyneuropathy caused as related to elevated A1c but also an auto-immune component so that having pre-diabetes does not preclude that as cause. Please see a Neurologist thanks http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9367975 ...Read more
My serum b 12 is over 1200; eosinophils elevated; and I have polyneuropathy in my feet. What could cause these conflicting symptoms?
Not B12-related: Fortunately there isn't B12 toxicity but high B12 levels can competitively interfere with Folic Acid metabolism, so check Folic Acid level. Eosinophilia suggests allergy & autoimmune diseases as well as multiple myeloma; the latter 2 can cause polyneuropathy. Best bet for evaluation would be immunologist and/or hematologist but see a neurologist for neuropathy monitoring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have tingling on jaw and sometimes lips. Feels like i had numbing med at a dentist but i did not. Is it the axonal polyneuropathy or dental.
See DDS first: See a dentist or oral surgeon to evaluate your symptoms and they will take a panoramic radiograph (x-ray) or 3d ct scan to determine if your problem is of dental origin (a large abscess or infected tooth could put pressure on you jaw nerve causing a numb feeling. If problem isn't dental, they may refer you to a neurologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is polyneuropathy a life threatening disease? Can my rheumatologist cure this disease or should I see neurologist?
Usually not: You would want to see a neurologist, I'd think. There are many, many causes of peripheral neuropathy. In the US, diabetes is the number one cause. Some people even have two things contributing to their neuropathy, so testing is important even in diabetics. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I was dx'd with small fiber autonomic polyneuropathy and microvascular injury syndrome on skin bx. Am i going to die from this? Is this like bergers?
7 mnth since last sexual exposure and tested multiple neg hiv by 4th gen.
Neurologist confirmed polyneuropathy seeing the symptoms. Could this be hiv?
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