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What is ivig treatment for cidp?

What is ivig treatment for cidp?

IVIG & CIDP: IVIG is a special immune-modulatory treatment used for illnesses like myasthenia, AIDP (Guillain-Barre), and CIDP. CIDP is an illness that causes numbness and weakness by affected the nerves of the body. Trouble walking is a common problem with CIDP. It is a long-term, progressive condition that is sometimes mitigated by IVIG. ...Read more

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I either have mmn or cidp. I get ivig 2 days a month My sensory nerves are getting better but my motor nerves aren't is there additional treatment ?

 I either have mmn or cidp. I get ivig 2 days a month  My sensory nerves  are getting better but my motor nerves aren't is there additional treatment ?

YOU NEED TO KNOW: Points to emphasize: 70% respond to IVIG, it may take many months to stabilize strength, over time may be best to consider additions of Cell-cept or Imuran (azathioprine) to the IVIG, MMN is different from CIDP and needs to be specifically pinned down. If you are not improving, time for a second opinion at a nearby medical school. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for cidp?

Cidp: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy tx is with corticosteroids, immunosuppressants & plasmophoresis. ...Read more

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Do I have to keep getting ivig treatments if I am diagnosed with cidp?

Do I have to keep getting ivig treatments if I am diagnosed with cidp?

Not necessary but: It is not necessary to continue ivig treatment in patients withchronic inflammatory demyelenating polyneuropathy there are other drugs like steroids, immunosuppressant drugs, plasmaphoresis and physiotherapy. Ivig is the initial treatment.But every case is different and depends on the response to therapy.Discuss with your treating doctors what is best for you. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cidp or ibm. I have both?

Is there a cure for cidp or ibm. I have both?

CIDP THERAPY: Cidp or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is an inflammatory disease which damages the myelin sheaths around nerves.. This can lead to muscle weakness and impaired motor control. Treatments available include steroids which help alleviate the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can cidp effect your sex life?

Can cidp effect your sex life?

Not directly: Cidp affects motor nerve function, and typically does not disturb the autonomic nervous system directly. Secondary weakness or sensory issues do occur, which could interfere, and medication adverse events could influence sexual function, but most of this can be readily stabilized, allowing resumption of normal activity. ...Read more

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Will cidp and diabetes shorten life span.

Will cidp and diabetes shorten life span.

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 more

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Is there any connection between cidp and lupus?

Is there any connection between cidp and lupus?

Not really: Both conditions are immune-mediated and inflammatory and thus can be treated with immunosuppressive medications. However, cidp and lupus erythematosus are unrelated. The first line treatments and prognoses are quite different. ...Read more

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What's the difference between gbs, cidp and ms?

What's the difference between gbs, cidp and ms?

PNS vrs CNS: Both guilllain-barre and cidp are inflammatory immune peripheral neuropathies affecting nerves in arms, legs, and face directly. Ms affects the central nervous system, and attacks brain and spinal cord. ...Read more

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I have cidp and I wonder if it can turn into cancer?

I have cidp and I wonder if it can turn into cancer?

No: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy is not premalignant and i've never heard of it being a warning of hidden cancer. But it is very troublesome. Congratulations are in order for your physicians for making the call -- it is often missed. I hope that you are able to get proper care -- much is available but it is intense and costly. Good luck. ...Read more