Early diagnosis of CIDP

May 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Quote #1- “…In the initial Mayo report, it was recommend that the time of progression of the illness that was required to diagnose CIDP should be 6 months…”

source- [url]https://www.gbs-cidp.org/newsletters/2000summer.htm[/url]

Quote #2- “…Therefore, in our original proposed CIDP criteria, the mandatory inclusion criteria consisted of the presence of proximal and distal weakness with progression longer than 2 months…”

source- ditto

Quote #3- “… early diagnosis and treatment is important in preventing irreversible axonal loss and improving functional recovery…”

source- Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Volume 7, Number 1, 63-70, DOI: 10.1007/s11910-007-0023-5

Quote #4- “…[I]What is the prognosis? The course of CIDP varies widely among individuals. Some may have a bout of CIDP followed by spontaneous recovery, while others may have many bouts with partial recovery in between relapses. The disease is a treatable cause of acquired neuropathy and initiation of early treatment to prevent loss of nerve axons is recommended.[/I]”

source- NIH

The bottom line, expert or not, early diagnosis is not nearly as important as is early intervention to prevent permanent axon loss.

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