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Can neuropathy go away?

Can neuropathy go away?

Depends: It depends on what the cause of neuropathy is. In majority of cases you can improve symptoms by treating the underlying cause and taking appropriate meds. ...Read more

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Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

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


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How long can ivig control multifocal motor neuropathy?

How long can ivig control multifocal motor neuropathy?

Forever: Intra venous immunoglobulins can help control many auto immune diseases. Sometimes remission can be achieved after only a few doses, but sometimes long-term or recurrent intermittent use is needed. Other times ivig may fail to control the disease. ...Read more

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I have been told I have multifocal motor neuropathy in my hand and it's clawed I am currently receiving ivig every 4 weeks, can I ever be cured?

I have been told I have multifocal motor neuropathy in my hand and it's clawed I am currently receiving ivig every 4 weeks, can I ever be cured?

Hard to say: It's certainly possible to stop progression and in some cases reverse the damage from a neuropathy. The answer for you requires many more details - suggest you have a frank discussion with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Whats multifocal motor neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Multifocal motor neuropathy is a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle weakness in the hands, with differences from one side of the body to the other in the specific muscles involved. It affects men much more than women. Symptoms also include muscle wasting, cramping, and involuntary contractions or twitching of the leg muscles. ...Read more

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What is prognosis for multifocal motor neuropathy?

What is prognosis for multifocal motor neuropathy?

See below: Patients usually start to see improvement within 3 to 6 weeks of starting treatment. Over the long hall it is a somewhat progressive disorder. ...Read more

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Any treatment of multifocal motor neuropathy?

Neuropathy: Treatment for multifocal motor neuropathy varies. Some individuals experience only mild, modest symptoms and require no treatment. For others, treatment generally consists of intravenous immunoglobulin (ivig) or immunosuppressive therapy with cyclophosphamide. ...Read more

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Have just completed ivig infusions, 4g 1x/wk x 10 weeks with no positive results for the tx of multifocal motor neuron neuropathy throughout tx my rle continued to lose function, distally to proximal although sensation remained intact. No other effects i

Multifocal : Multifocal motor neuropathy (mmn) and motor neuronopathy (which includes a number of conditions including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis [als]) are complicated neuromuscular conditions that loosely resemble each other in terms of symptoms, but that should become more divergent with careful examination and thorough electrodiagnostic and laboratory testing. It would be unusual (but not impossible) for mmn to occur in the lower limbs. Because the implications of both conditions are serious, a "second opinion" or "confirmatory consultation" from an experienced, board-certified neurologist with additional fellowship training in neuromuscular disorders, should always be considered. Such expertise can usually be found at university medical centers, although in some cases a trip to a national center of excellence may be required to clarify the situation. ...Read more

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Is 120grams over 3 days ivig the right dose for small fiber neuropathy? Is this a high dose? I'm very scared to start this with all th life threat ef

Is 120grams over 3 days ivig the right dose for small fiber neuropathy? Is this a high dose? I'm very scared to start this with all th  life threat ef

Maybe fine: If you have a small fibre neuropathy which is biopsy proven, and your blood and/or spinal fluid studies support an immune mechanism, and the other blood and urine studies do not uncover another disease state, then, I would recommend IVIG, which would be used at an initial dose of 2 gm per kg (120 grams if you weigh 60 kg), and subsequent dosing at 1 gm per kg or even lower at .800 gms/ kg. ...Read more

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Can Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG really cure Neuropathy and neuromuscular disorders?

Can Intravenous Immunoglobulin or IVIG really cure Neuropathy and neuromuscular disorders?

IVIG treatment: IVIG is helpful for curing a condition called AIDP, or Guillain Barre syndrome, which is a type of neuropathy. It's cousin, CIDP, is treated by IVIG, but it is not cured. Myasthenia gravis is a condition that causes weakness. It is also treated with IVIG, but it is not cured. Few illnesses can be cured in neurology, but many can be treated. ...Read more

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I had ivig for small fiber neuropathy and got aseptic meningitis. What are the chances this happening again if I try it. ?

I had ivig for small fiber neuropathy and got aseptic meningitis. What are the chances this happening again if I try it. ?

Not none: It is certainly possible for this complication to happen again. Discuss the pros and cons (risk-benefit ratio) of IVIg Rx for your condition, including if you both think it helped. If it did and you want to continue receiving it, discuss with your doctor the possibility of pretreating you with e.g. prednisone, prednisolone or methylprednisolone for a couple of days prior to the infusion. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Intravenous Immunoglobulin (Definition)

Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) is a way to provide antibodies to children with documented immune deficiencies and to treat other problems involving the immune system, such as Kawasaki disease. It has also been suggested as a treatment for children with autism spectrum disorders based on the idea that fetal brain development is related to the prenatal immune response, but there is little data ...Read more


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Neuropathy (Definition)

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