a question for the good doctors

    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2006 at 10:15 am

      I have been trying to get information from the CDC about this and seem to be getting no where, its like they have idiots running the email reply system, all they do is give me links that do not answer the question.

      Let me start of by saying that I was dx’d GSB Jan 1989, while I was stationed in the U.K. with the Air Force(Mar 88 to Sep 90). Its my understanding that during that time there were some BSE contaminated cows that entered the food system (but I never saw any news on that where there). Because of that the FDA says that anyone that spent more than 3 months there during a time period that I can not remember, can not donate blood.

      Now for the question, since I had GBS during the time I was there, with the compromised immune system would I not have shown signs/symptoms of vCJD, or worse already died from it?

    • Anonymous
      July 21, 2006 at 11:49 am

      [FONT=Times New Roman][SIZE=3]That is a good question. The discussion forum is for patients, family and friends. We do not have any doctors that participate in answering questions on this site. We will present your question to one of our Medical Board members for an answer. Please be patient for the answer. Have you also tried to ask your neurologist this question?

      We hope that you are on our mailing list because just this month in our Medical Issue, “The Communicator”, there is a section for Ask the Doctor. This would have been a good question to ask there. We try very hard to present pertinent information to our registrants. You can submit your name for the mailing list on line at [url]www.gbs-cidp.org[/url]. or call the office directly at 610-667-0131.

      Thank you,