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Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)

The term Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) has been used to identify patients with a chronically progressive or relapsing symmetric sensorimotor disorder with cytoalbuminologic dissociation and interstitial and perivascular endoneurial infiltration by lymphocytes and macrophages. It can be considered the chronic equivalent of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy, the most common form of Guillain-Barré syndrome. CIDP typically starts insidiously and evolves slowly, in either a slowly progressive or a relapsing manner, with partial or complete recovery between recurrences; periods of worsening and improvement usually last weeks or months. Most experts consider the necessary duration of symptoms to be greater than 8 weeks for the diagnosis of CIDP to be made. Pertinent physical findings are limited to the nervous system, except when the condition is associated with other diseases.

20% of CSI Pharmacy patients have CIDP.

Treatments

  • Immune Globulin Therapy
  • Corticosteroids

More Information

please visit the CIDP-GBS Foundation International at https://www.gbs-cidp.org/

Products We Offer

Immune Globulin Therapy

Immune globulin is made from pooled plasma collected from thousands of donors and treated to remove contaminants to ensure product safety and integrity. Containing antibodies against a broad spectrum of bacteria and viruses, IVIG is administered intravenously and is used primarily to treat three categories of illnesses: primary immune deficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases and certain neurological disorders.
  • Carimune® NFCSL
    Behring
  • Flebogamma® DIF 5%
    Grifols
  • Flebogamma® DIF 10%
    Grifols
  • GAMMAGARD S/D
    Takeda
  • GAMMAGARD S/D (IGA<1 MCG/ML)
    Takeda
  • GAMMAGARD LIQUID
    Takeda
  • GAMMAKED™
    Kedrion
  • Gamunex®-C
    Grifols
  • Octagam® 5%
    Octapharma
  • Octagam® 10%
    Octapharma
  • Privigen®CSL
    Behring
  • Panzyga®
    Pfizer
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Corticosteroids

Contact CSI Pharmacy for more information on Corticosteroids.

Corticosteroids

Immune Globulin Therapy

Immune globulin is made from pooled plasma collected from thousands of donors and treated to remove contaminants to ensure product safety and integrity. Containing antibodies against a broad spectrum of bacteria and viruses, IVIG is administered intravenously and is used primarily to treat three categories of illnesses: primary immune deficiency diseases, autoimmune diseases and certain neurological disorders.

  • Carimune® NF
    CSL Behring
  • Flebogamma® DIF 5%
    Grifols
  • Flebogamma® DIF 10%
    Grifols
  • GAMMAGARD S/D
    Takeda
  • GAMMAGARD S/D (IGA<1 MCG/ML)
    Takeda
  • GAMMAGARD LIQUID
    Takeda
  • GAMMAKED™
    Kedrion
  • Gamunex®-C
    Grifols
  • Octagam® 5%
    Octapharma
  • Octagam® 10%
    Octapharma
  • Privigen®
    CSL Behring
  • Panzyga®
    Pfizer

Immune globulin is made from pooled plasma collected from thousands of donors and treated to remove contaminants to ensure product safety and integrity. Containing antibodies against a broad spectrum of bacteria and viruses, SCIG is administered subcutaneously and is approved to treat primary immune deficiencies and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. It is also in clinical trials for autoimmune diseases.

  • GAMMAGARD LIQUID
    Takeda
  • GAMMAKED™
    Kedrion
  • Gamunex®-C
    Grifols
  • Hizentra®
    CSL Behring
  • HYQVIA®
    Takeda