Reply To: CIDP after MIlitary/Radiation

February 7, 2015 at 10:50 pm

I am unable to recall anyone on this forum reporting this type of exposure causing their CIDP? Further, wouldn’t you agree that the primary effect of Radio Frequency radiation is heating of body cells, all the cells?

Given the high number of people likely exposed to RF radiation or x-ray radiation or nuclear ionizing radiation it is unlikely that any of these are a direct cause of CIDP.

Rather, what other types of exposure are there in common? A PubMedHealth article includes this:

The cause of chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy is an abnormal immune response. The specific triggers vary. In many cases, the cause cannot be identified.

It may occur with other conditions, such as:

Autoimmune disorders
Chronic hepatitis
Inflammatory bowel disease
Systemic lupus erythematosus
Paraneoplastic syndrome
Side effects of medicines to treat cancer or HIV

It seems unlikely that the heating effects of RF radiation would affect your immune system in a way to alter it and not damage other cells as well. Yet, who knows?