present with different symptoms or variations)
Every autoimmune disease presents with slight variations in different patients. The variation does not mean the diseases is different or the diagnosis is different. The variation is due to the immune system selecting which place to attack, or in other words how the immune system is deceived to attack particular organs.
Lets take the case of alzheimers, in some cases just current memory is affected, in others memory just for numbers or names can be affected. Other patients will go back in time and start living 40-50 years back in their past. Some patients with alzheimers will also develop weakness, other start to have some abnormal movements while in bed or sitting. Other patients with alzheimers may lose bladder control and may also develop stiffness in their arms and legs. Many men become sexually active and develop affairs with young women, others forget to write checks. Hostility & anger develops and is directed towards the spouse or caretaker who is falsely blamed, as a prostitute or stealing their money. One patient started to hear noises and music and called the police to report neighbors who were quite people.
The following are direct scientific reports which may be difficult to understand for some readers. However we provide translations. In the first report a Scientist well known in CIDP circles states that the number of cases of CIDP are much more then what we think. He also states that doctors should not follow AAN (American Academy of Neurology) guidelines. The second author below states that ALS and CIDP are very similar. Recently Mayo clinic neurologist were unable to figure out a large number of Pork processing plant workers who developed CIDP. The doctors in Mayo clinic reported in press reports that CIDP could not affect the brain, spinal cord or muscles. The third report shows that eye muscle weakness can also be seen in CIDP. Vision problems can also be associated with CIDP. Only one limb can be effected in CIDP.
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Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy