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Stiff-person syndrome (SPS)

Stiff-person syndrome (SPS), also known as stiff-man syndrome (SMS) or Moersch-Woltman syndrome, is a rare neurologic disorder in which a person develops episodes of muscle stiffness (rigidity) and painful spasms, often starting in the back but also occurring in the limbs and other areas of the body. Muscle rigidity may cause the person to have a stiffened or hunched over posture. Episodes of spasms and rigidity can fluctuate, but they often progress over time, causing chronic pain, impaired mobility, and in some cases life-threatening complications such as impaired breathing. The cause of SPS is unknown, but it is thought to be an autoimmune disorder of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) and sometimes occurs along with other autoimmune disorders as well as cancer.

Treatments

  • Baclofen
  • Corticosteroids
  • Diazepam
  • Plasma Exchange
  • Immune Globulin Therapy
  • Monoclonal Antibody

More Information

please visit the National Organization for Rare Diseases at https://rarediseases.org/

Products We Offer

Immune Globulin Therapy

Corticosteroids

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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.

  • Bivigam
    ADMA Biologics
  • Gammagard S/D
    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.

  • Cutaquig
    Takeda
  • Gammagard Liquid
    Takeda
  • Gammaked
    Kedrion
  • Gamunex-C
    Grifols
  • Hizentra
    CSL Behring
  • HyQvia
    Takeda
  • Xembify
    Grifols