Is CIDP the same as Guillain Barre?

CIDP is closely related to Guillain-Barre syndrome and it is considered the chronic counterpart of that acute disease. Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a neurological disorder characterized by progressive weakness and impaired sensory function in the legs and arms.

Can CIDP be fatal?

Although CIDP is not fatal, and the life expectancy of a patient is comparable to someone who does not have the disease, a patient’s quality of life can be significantly impacted. The longer the disease goes untreated, the more nerve damage can permanently limit sensory and motor functions.

Can the flu shot cause CIDP?

CIDP and GBS can be triggered by the seasonal influenza vaccine; the flu shot; the diphtheria, pertussis, and tetanus shot, or DTaP immunization; the hepatitis-B vaccine; and the measles, mumps and rubella immunization (MMR vaccine). Another vaccine that may trigger CIDP is the polio immunization.

Can CIDP affect speech?

Common Symptoms of CIDP As a result, patients may experience sensory changes in their extremities, uncoordinated movement, problems breathing, slurred speech, difficulty walking, and trouble using their arms or legs.

Can CIDP turn into MS?

Both multiple sclerosis and CIDP involve damage to the sheath that surrounds nerves, called myelin. But multiple sclerosis is a disease affecting the central nervous system, which includes the brain and spinal cord. CIDP doesn’t affect these areas of the body.

When did Pablo Fernandez start his career at IESE?

Pablo Fernández’s career at IESE started in 1985. Today he is professor in the Department of Financial Management and holder of IESE’s Corporate Finance Chair. He is also visiting professor at the Piura (Peru), INALDE (Colombia), IAE (Argentina), IEEM (Uruguay) and IPADE (Mexico) Business Schools.

Are there any genetic predispositions for CIDP?

No clear genetic predisposition or other predisposing factors for CIDP have been identified. [5]

Who is the GBS and CIDP Foundation International?

The GBS|CIDP Foundation International is a global non-profit organization supporting individuals and families affected by Guillain-Barré syndrome, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP), and related syndromes through a commitment to support, education, research, and advocacy.

How many countries has Pablo Fernandez worked in?

Having lived and worked in three different countries as an international business executive, Pablo Fernandez has experienced firsthand the unique financial planning issues of expatriates: namely of earning a living in a country that is not their own.