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Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare neurological disorder that affects peripheral nerves. CIDP is also sometimes called chronic relapsing polyneuropathy, caused by damage to the myelin sheath (the fatty covering that wraps around and protects nerve fibers) of the peripheral nerves. Although it can occur at any age and in both sexes, CIDP is more common in young adults and in men. It often presents with symptoms that include tingling or numbness (beginning in the toes and fingers), weakness of the arms and legs, loss of deep tendon reflexes (areflexia), fatigue, and abnormal sensations. CIDP is closely related to Guillain-Barre Syndrome, and it is considered the chronic counterpart of that acute disease.
Hi Everyone. I'm a relatively new member. I just wanted to share that in looking for information about CIDP, I ran across this site which lists new clinical trials by disease type.In Belgium, our health insurance doesn't cover IVIG unless you're…Continue
Every time I have an infusion, it takes a minimum of 4-5 attempts to get an IV line started. They have blamed it on my dehydration (even though I drink), sensitive skin, delicate veins etc. Others there have said they have had similar experience.…Continue
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Neuro-muscular Specialist Dr. Ricardo Olivo with Loma Linda University Medical Center at the Murrietta, California location is a compassionate, knowledgeable, caring doctor who is treating my husband. We highly recommend him. He does not rush the…Continue
My sister asked me to check with the group to see if any of you know if IVIG will help her rheumatoid arthritis, since it's an autoimmune issue too. Has anyone heard of using IVIG with RA?Thank you.JanContinue
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