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Doctor insights on: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

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What is it if somebody has chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy?

What is it if somebody has 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

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Does anyone have really mild chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, making diagnosis uncertain?

Does anyone have really mild chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, making diagnosis uncertain?

CIDP: Not unique to have diagnostic challenges to confirm cidp. Most cases create significant weakness, but early on, it may be difficult to confirm, as even nerve biopsies may not be helpful. Best to check EMG for characteristic findings. Spinal fluid protein elevation may help. ...Read more

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What is chronic inflammatory demyelating polyneuropathy and how is it treated?

What is chronic inflammatory demyelating polyneuropathy and how is it treated?

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

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What is best treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy? Please advise the name of doctor in orange county ny.

What is best treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy? Please advise the name of doctor in orange county ny.

IVIG by far: And the safest most purified form is Gamunex -c, starting at 2 gm/kg, and then given every 3-4 weeks at 1 gm/kg. I do not personally know a neurologist where you live, but the american academy of neurology does have a list of local members. ...Read more

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What is it if somebody has 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

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Do most people who get chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy have many symptoms?

Do most people who get chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy have many symptoms?

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

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Does anyone have really mild chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, making diagnosis uncertain?

CIDP: Not unique to have diagnostic challenges to confirm cidp. Most cases create significant weakness, but early on, it may be difficult to confirm, as even nerve biopsies may not be helpful. Best to check EMG for characteristic findings. Spinal fluid protein elevation may help. ...Read more