Intravenous immunoglobulin infusion in multifocal demyelinating motor neuropathy: A case report

Y. Y. Lin, C. P. Tsai*, Y. C. Ting, K. P. Lin, K. K. Liao, K. P. Kao, S. J. Wang

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The following report is a case of multifocal demyelinating motor neuropathy (MMN) presenting as a gradual development of asymmetric motor weakness without sensory involvement. Electrophysiological studies showed mainly a conduction block with normal or slightly slow nerve conduction velocity. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) protein and serum protein electrophoresis were normal, but serum IgM anti-GM1 ganglioside antibody was elevated. The patient had a poor response to steroid, plasmapheresis and chemotherapy with cyclophosphamide, but significant improvement was noted after intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) infusion. MMN is a potentially treatable condition which clinically mimics a motor neuron disease: if treatment with steroid, plasmapheresis and cyclophosphamide have failed, IVIG may be effective.

原文English
頁(從 - 到)66-69
頁數4
期刊Chinese Medical Journal (Taipei)
56
發行號1
出版狀態Published - 1995

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