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February 17, 2013 at 7:54 pm
You posted previously as MattJ, is that correct?
There may be many infections which can trigger CIDP, and it has been reported that Bartonellosis (cat scratch disease) is one: http://jnnp.bmj.com/content/68/6/797.full
Whatever the trigger for CIDP, the CIDP must be treated, and the triggering infection, if persistent, must also be treated. I would not characterise IvIg and steroids as “nasty drugs.” They are accepted and appropriate treatments for CIDP.