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Cause Of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
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
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?
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
A friend had chronic demyelinating polyneuropathy (cidp), then got chronic lymphocytic leukemia 2 years later. Is cidp paraneoplastic syndrome sometimes?
Not likely: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy (cidp) is almost always an autoimmune condition incited by some antecedent infection--c. Jejuni, ebv, cmv, or another infection. Antibodies produced against the virus/ bacteria/ pathogen cross-react with the myelin sheath on the nerve roots, first causing guillain-barre (aidp), then later cidp. It's exceedingly rare that cancer could cause this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
What is best treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy? Please advise the name of doctor in orange county ny.
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
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
Is it still possible for Polyneuropathy to be caused by HIV if your T-Cell count has always been around 6/700 and you've always been undetectable since diagnosis? My new PCP doesn't seem to make sense
Definitions: Polyneuropathy by definition is symmetrical and bilateral. A mononeuropathy affecting a branch of the trigeminal nerve could be causing your facial problem, and advise you seek a dentist to evaluate, and if appropriate, a neurologist to proceed further. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BLELDSM made simple: In sensory polyneuropathy, sensory nerve fibers that carry info about temperature, touch, pain, & position are damaged & can't transmit signals. Length-dependent means limbs furthest away are 1st to be affected, as in both lower legs. Common causes include diabetes, nutrient deficiency, connective tissues disorders, infectious diseases, or toxins. Blood tests can rule out most of these causes. ...Read more
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