Reply To: CIDP – Active Infection

August 20, 2012 at 2:28 am

I should add that it is not true that people afflicted with CIDP must know the cause in order to make progress, despite your experience. Most cases of CIDP are ideopathic — no known cause. Yet there are treatments for CIDP for these cases. Typically, if a mild or subclinical infection is the cause, the infection will be cured by the immune system without treatment, after which the CIDP remains. If one has a persistent infection, CIDP or not, then it must be treated. In order to treat it effectively, it must be diagnosed.

I am pleased that your son’s infection was diagnosed and hope he is making progress against his CIDP.