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Doctor insights on: How To Treat Acute Inflammatory Polyneuropathy

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What are the tests for acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

What are the tests for acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

EMG and Spinal Fluid: Electromyography can support the clinical diagnosis, and spinal fluid protein elevation can add supportive data. Some blood studies may also be helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Nasiruddin Mansury
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Acute Inflammatory Polyneuropathy (Definition)

Acute inflammatory polyneuropathy (also known as Guillain-Barre syndrome), is a condition of progressive weakness and paralysis that may develop ...Read more


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What sort of problem is acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

What sort of problem is acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

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

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What are the symptoms of acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

What are the symptoms of acute inflammatory 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. Weakness in arms, legs, and face, most common. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

What is the treatment for acute inflammatory polyneuropathy?

Hospitalization: It is quite critical, if guillain-barre, or acute inflammatory polyneuropathy is suspected, to be hospitalized immediately, due to risk of difficulty breathing. Currently, plasmapheresis and ivig are the best choices to reverse the process. ...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 chronic inflammatory demilinating polyneuropathy?

What is chronic inflammatory demilinating polyneuropathy?

Autoimmune disorder: A disorder mainly of peripheral motor nerves resulting in weakness of limbs but also facial muscles. It is caused by the body mistakenly attacking nerve coverings, and can be successfully treated and controlled with ivig, plasmapheresis, or less desired steroids. ...Read more

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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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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?

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