Andy Leitch typandy at
Fri Feb 20 11:46:36 EST 1998


The standard initial treatment would be either plasmapheresis (plasma
exchange) or infusion with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG).

Have Nicola's doctors tried these?

Andy Leitch
GBS Support Group of the UK

Claudio Orlandi wrote in message <34ED476A.4DFB at>...
>Nicola, 28 years old, is affected by Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating
>Polyneuropathy (CIDP) from 1994.
>Nicola is now treated with cortisone but the effect is not satisfactory.
>A previous treatement with immunosoppressive therapy (ciclophosphamide)
>has been stopped because Nicola could not bear it.
>Is anyone awere of other possible treatments?
>Is there any possibility of a solution? If yes, where?
>Anyone able to give any information, please send it only by E-mail to:
>                         orlandi at
>Thank you
>              Claudio Orlandi

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