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M77 CPK between 800 to 900 (normal 190). muscle biopsy says " secondary neurogenic atrophy+super imposed myopathy".Is IVIG justified, look my age etc?

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In brief: Could be of benefit

IVIG may be of benefit.
Age is not a factor. However, if cost is at all important you wish to try other less expensive interventions first such as steroid infusions or a procedure called plasmapheresis. IVIG is the MOST EXPENSIVE option and there's no guarantee of success. Good Luck. I'm available for private consults: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi KEY CODE: PDXFNR

In brief: Could be of benefit

IVIG may be of benefit.
Age is not a factor. However, if cost is at all important you wish to try other less expensive interventions first such as steroid infusions or a procedure called plasmapheresis. IVIG is the MOST EXPENSIVE option and there's no guarantee of success. Good Luck. I'm available for private consults: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi KEY CODE: PDXFNR
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