Role of corticosteroids in CIDP

Role of corticosteroids in CIDP

What is the role of corticosteroids in the treatment of CIDP? 

Corticosteroids are an effective treatment for CIDP, and a trial of corticosteroids should be considered in all patients with this condition.

Most patients who respond to prednisone demonstrate a positive effect within 8 weeks of therapy, but high doses (1 mg/kg/day) may be required.

Overall prednisone, prednisolone, or dexamethasone can be used but there is no consensus on whether daily or every other day or intravenous pulse is better. 


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