Reply To: CIDP – Active Infection

June 1, 2012 at 4:52 am

CIDP is considered to be an autoimmune disease, so the symptoms are caused by the immune system itself, not the infection which may have triggered it. Are you saying that an active infection is causing the symptoms? How, then is a distinction made between it being CIDP rather than an infection which causes symptoms similar to those associated with CIDP? Does the spinal fluid test support the diagnosis? Are the electrodiagnostic tests consistent with CIDP?

I’m not saying the conclusion is wrong, just trying to understand how it was arrived at, as this angle is new to me.