Reply To: Remission

June 1, 2015 at 7:54 pm

Yes, I have heard of it. But…. There are too many variables including:

1. Type of CIDP.
2. time elapsed prior to diagnosis.
3. time elapsed and type(s) of treatment.
4. degree and extent of axonal damage- Related to 1 and 2 and 3 above.

Anyway, no such thing as ‘permanent.’ At least not if you are still kicking.

I have also heard of other, less positive, outcomes. For example, one study’s outcome includes this: “patients with a relapsing-remitting course with a drug-free period ranging from 6 months to 20 years”

I suppose the patient who went 20 years prior to relapse initially thought their remission was permanent.