Reply To: Denied/Delayed ivIG

January 20, 2017 at 11:13 pm

There is no simple answer to which treatment works better. IvIg is effective for many, but it didn’t do much for me. I was switched to PE and never had IvIg after my initial two loading doses failed to arrest the progress of my illness. There is an infection risk, but that’s true of other things which are commonly used such as PICC lines. The medical people are all aware of this and they watch for signs of infection.

Treatment of CIDP is not cut and dried — it sometimes requires trial and error.