exclusion criteria?

July 12, 2009 at 10:14 am

In the paper here [url]http://www.pnsociety.com/Guidelines_CIDP.pdf[/url]
anti myelin antibodies arre exclusion criteria, this is nonsense,
How do you exclude without doing the antibodies test to everybody with cidp? In my case i have the anti-GD1a very high, who is suppose to be the GBS most known anti-body mentioned in the web papers.
I think information about cidp is still caotic and leak of a serious criteria to be assesed.


(2) Exclusion criteria
Diphtheria, drug or toxin exposure likely to have caused the neuropathy
Hereditary demyelinating neuropathy, known or likely because of family history, foot deformity, mutilation of hands or feet,
retinitis pigmentosa, ichthyosis, liability to pressure palsy
Presence of sphincter disturbance
Multifocalmotor neuropathy
Antibodies to myelin-associated glycoprotein