Reply To: Not diagnosed..need help.

June 9, 2012 at 2:12 am

Early treatment is important, but IvIg treatment is not given speculatively. A good diagnosis is required first. It is not unusual to be uncertain of the diagnosis for a time, because thete is a lot of variable in neurologic disorders. Often diagnosis is not straightforward. I am interested, however, in why your neurologist rules out CIDP. The electrodiagnostics may be normal merely because the disease has not progressed sufficiently. According to Parry and Steinberg, electrodiagnostics will show demyelanation in about 90% of cases of CIDP.