Shivakumar S. Nair
SSN at neural.com
Thu Apr 20 01:46:26 EST 1995
My mother (presently in India) has been diagnosed with acute mononeuritis
multiplex, possibly due to vasculitis, resulting in severe loss of
functionality of arms. However, a dead end has been reached as far as further
treatment is concerned, and in fact the doctors have been unable to come to a
definite diagnosis as to the true nature and cause of her illness. I am trying
to obtain information on whether improved testing/treatment/rehabilation is
available here (in the US), or if the treatment being followed is the only one
The treatment currently prescribed is Cyclophosphamide and Methyl
Prednisolone, with physiotherapy of arms. However, there seems to be hardly
any improvement while the side effects of both the drugs are significant.
Alternate/additional course of treatment recommended is plasmaphoresis. A
skin, muscle & nerve biopsy to test for vasculitis has been deferred due to
her overall weakness.
If anyone is aware of any better line of treatment being practised for this
illness or anything that has been omitted in the present treatment, could you
please let me know? I would also appreciate the name/address of any
doctor/facility here with known expertise in this area, whom I could consult.
_Any_ information in this regard will be immensely helpful.
Thanks a lot,
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