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A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more
No reflexes anywhere but diagnosis MS 2001. Now severe neuropathy plus sjogrens etc. Docs think cidp plus ms. Important to differentiate the 2? How diagnosis cidp.
See below: Actually, look at it a little differently. Forget herpes, which has no known association with cidp, but if an anti-gm-1 test is done and there is elevation of igg, not igm, this would alter the diagnosis to multifocal motor neuropathy (mmn), which is a similar disorder to cidp, but may be handled differently in some cases. ...Read more
Pt with small fiber cidp in lvl 8-9 pain, bed bound, pain meds are maxed, neurologists have given up, pain mgtmt tried it all; is leg amputation opt?
Hang in there: Maybe you think you have been fully treated, but that may not be so. In many cases, infusions of intravenous Immune Globulin monthly, have turned the tide. Chronic steroids might also be an option. There are a limited number of causes for small fiber neuropathy, and treating the underlying cause might be useful. Might seek additional opinions from neurologists in scottsdale or at mayo, arizona. ...Read more
Nerve disease: Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy polyneuropathy - chronic inflammatory; cidp; chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy involves nerve swelling and irritation (inflammation) that leads to a loss of strength or sensation. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001781/. ...Read more
See comments: Cidp is an autoimmune disorder predominantly affecting the myelin coverings of the peripheral nerves, and can readily be controlled in over 80% of people by monthly ivig (intravenous immune globulin) infusions. Life span would not be shortened if the disorder is appropriately managed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NOT USUALLY: Cidp differs from guillain-barre, and may well be less dangerous to life and limb. Does typically present with bilateral proximal and distal limb weakness, and some sensory problems, but cranial nerve involvement is inconstant, and respiratory compromise is unlikely, and best considered rare. ...Read more
Will address CIDP: Short for chronic inflammatory demyelinating poly-radiculo-neuritis, an immune condition of the peripheral nervous system. If you do have it, and we have seen it associated with diabetes, it should best be treated with intravenous immune globulin. Should do just fine and live a normal life if all of this is treated and controlled. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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