Speaker Series Summary Episode 6:

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Current Treatment Options​ for GBS, CIDP, MMN, and Variants

In this episode of our Speaker Series, we dive into the world of treatments for GBS, CIDP, and MMN as well as understanding them from Dr. Saperstein, a neurologist on our Global Medical Advisory Board.

GBS

Two main treatments: Plasmapheresis or IVIg/Subcutaneous Infusion

Is there ever a circumstance where GBS is not treated with IVIg?

What if a patient does not respond to the first round of IVIg?

Long Term Treatments

CIDP

What is the difference between On label and Off label medications and how does it affect CIDP?

Subcutaneous Treatment or SCIg

Concentration

Hyqvia (Brand of IVIG; administered Subcutaneously)

What are some alternatives to IG (Immunoglobin)?

MMN

Treatments

Anti-Mag

Treatments

Waiting for FDA Approval

Efgartigimod

Other Potential Therapies

Relevant Resources

Treatment guidelines – https://www.gbs-cidp.org/gbscidp-guidelines-for-treatment-and-diagnosis/

Treatments & Access page – https://www.gbs-cidp.org/treatments-access/

Centers of Excellence – https://www.gbs-cidp.org/support/centers-of-excellence/

Doctor to Doctor consult https://www.gbs-cidp.org/doctor-to-doctor/

*Special thanks to Dr. David Saperstein, MD – Director of the Center for Complex Neurology, EDS & POTS