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After three weeks on a neurology ward, I have been told I have

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After three weeks on a neurology ward, I have been told I have antibodies to Antigangliosides GM3 and GM4 and prescribed IVIG at 30g every month for six months. Over the last month or so, I've read a lot about Guillain-Barré, CIDP, Lambert-Eaton Myasthenia and so-on. I have read about Antigangliosides too, but I can't find specific references to GM3 and GM4. I need to put a name to my ailment and find out as much as I can.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 3 years ago.
Dr. David :

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antibodies to antibodies to Antigangliosides GM3 and GM4 can be seen in patients who have CIDP or chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

Dr. David :

you can read more here

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2688390/

Dr. David :

look over the article.

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I will be back in about 20 minutes.

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let me know if you have other quesitons.

Customer: Okay, thanks
Customer: Thank you. Would you say that IVIG at 30grams every month for six months is a good prescription? I have read that much larger doses are often prescribed for CIDP.
Dr. David :

that is a good dose to start at.

Dr. David :

you don't want to start at high doses right off the bat

Customer: Okay. Thanks a lot.
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