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Ivig Dose 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
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
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
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
I have cidp in which ivig and steroids have failed. Is there any truth in cannabis being beneficial to my condition?
My father age 70 diabitic has been diagonize with CIDP. Neuro suggest IVIG or plasmapheresis. I wanted to know which one is better for him.
Better?: This is a tough call because both options are appropriate management. If you can, please go to a local Library and have them point you to a few books that can help you understand the options for your father's care. All should go well. Please let me know how things go. 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
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
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
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
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
Absolutely: You'll need to go to a4m.Com and use physician locator to find a local functional medicine doc who has training in doing this correctly by using a heavy metal challenge with captomer or similar testing. Regular blood work won't suffice. I would also suggest looking at other toxins and food allergens - anything that can lead to inflammation and/or autoimmune issues. Get going! Read more
Individualized supps: To the best of my knowledge there is no research to help answer your question, but that does not mean vitamins can't help. Cidp is an autoimmune disease & vitamins help with similar illnesses. Autoimmune disease is caused by a combination of genetic predisposition, environmental toxins & infection. These must all be addressed. Please hit the tap button below to see my comments-not enough space here! Read more
Nerve studies: Typically, if the history and symptoms are suspicious for CIDP, your doc will have you undergo electrodiagnostic studies like electromyography where there are specific findings that point toward confirming the diagnosis. Sometimes you will also have a lumbar puncture to study the cerebrospinal fluid and a nerve biopsy. These are all more diagnostic than blood tests. Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer