Motor versus sensory

July 10, 2010 at 6:29 pm

[QUOTE=thewife]My husband has symmetrical sensorimotor (as proved by the two EMG/NCS studies done 1-year apart), but Dr. Harati claimed (as opposed to our other doctors) that his was more sensory. Given that proclamation, I finally pulled up an article by Angelika F. Hahn, which states: “there are ‘responders’ and ‘non-responders’, and that the efficacy of IVIg for predominantly motor CIDP was … high … but that patients with sensory forms are less likely to respond.” That’s the first published information stating there actually may be a difference in response to therapy, and why. If Dr. Harati is really right, then my hopes for remission are dimmer than they were.

What you say seems pretty accurate for my husband, He has CIDP–MADSAM with primarily motor symptoms (atrophy of rt. hand and decreased strength and dexterity and foot drop of rt. foot). He has IVIG q. 3 weeks and it has been very affective with him getting some strength and usage of the right hand back. Only on occasion will he complain of a bit of numbness in toes.