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Medicine For 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
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
Does anyone have really mild chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, making diagnosis uncertain?
Can antiphospholipid syndrome be found in people with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy?
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
A friend had chronic demyelinating polyneuropathy (cidp), then got chronic lymphocytic leukemia 2 years later. Is cidp paraneoplastic syndrome sometimes?
Not likely: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy (cidp) is almost always an autoimmune condition incited by some antecedent infection--c. Jejuni, ebv, cmv, or another infection. Antibodies produced against the virus/ bacteria/ pathogen cross-react with the myelin sheath on the nerve roots, first causing guillain-barre (aidp), then later cidp. It's exceedingly rare that cancer could cause this. ...Read more
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
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
Neuropathy: Acute inflammatory polyneuropathy is an autoimmune syndrome that is associated with systemic inflammation that targets the nerves. The symptoms may vary but include numbness, tingling, weakness, pain, and local temperature changes. Patients may or may not have an elevated ERS or CRP. The condition may also be associated with other autoimmune diseases treated by neurologist and rheumatologists. ...Read more
Can a tetanus shot be harmful if you already have a nerve condition, such as demyelinating polyneuropathy?
NOT REALLY: I do not believe that tetanus shots provide any significant nerve damage risk to otherwise healthy pts, and there is NO evidence, or relationship to worsening of chronic demyelinating polyneuritis, after a tetanus injection. Do not worry, but do get treatment for this by regular IVIG infusions. ...Read more
What is best treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy? Please advise the name of doctor in orange county ny.
Can drug induced neuropathy be cured? E.g. Drugs like methotrexate can cause polyneuropathy of feet. Can it be cured?
Yes: After finishing the treatment usually side effect clear gradually. ...Read more
Can an allergist/immunologist ever help with chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy? Have seen neuro, but have been told I have IgG deficiency as well.
Together: There is an overalp, and a neuroimmunologist should be able to treat it and if in doubt, an allergist can prescribe ivig if needed. Your neurologist should be able to tell you if they can treat the igg deficiency or not. ...Read more
Neuropathy Rx: A neurologist is best-equipped to diagnose & treat neuropathy. Some at-home remedies include: exercise to stimulate blood flow in affected nerves, hot or cold pack on painful area (whichever feels good), moisturizing lotion to protect skin from breakdown, Alpha lipoic acid supplements, vitamin B12 + folate (folic acid) + b6 supplements. Good luck! ...Read more
Neuropathy: Can have many causes although diabetes and alcohol abuse are very common causes. Other frequent causes of neuropathy include chronic kidney disease and vitamin deficiencies. There are a number of inherited neuropathies the most common being charcot-marie-tooth neuropathies. Recently a very rare late onset genetically caused neuropathy has been described but it is very rare. ...Read more
Need more info: You can assist us by letting us now the purported cause, the extent, your prior treatments, the symptoms, test results, and duration. There are many causes of polyneuropathy, and variable outcomes. I think you will be best served via a Concierge visit here online. ...Read more
Complex: Depends upon cause, and some are readily reversible, but most can be successfully treated. Since this is indeed complicated, recommend we go deeper into it via an INBOX consult or via Concierge consultation. ...Read more
No: Nerves for some pain pathways and control of vasculature. ...Read more
Generic: A variety of nerve pathology. Etiologies include alcohol/nutritional, diabetes, solvent or chemical exposure, porphyria, amyloid, causations. Since this is a unique category, should be relatively easy to pin down and design a specific therapy. Medical foods, metanx, could improve a small fibre component, and Lyrica (pregabalin) or Cymbalta could help symptoms. ...Read more
No: Niacin can have many potential adverse effects but polyneuropathy isn't among them. ...Read more
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