Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP)

Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP)

Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (AIDP) is an autoimmune process  characterized by progressive areflexic weakness and mild sensory changes. Sensory symptoms often precede motor weakness. About 20% of patients end up with respiratory failure. AIDP is the most common form of Guillain-Barré syndrome

Sign and symptoms

The most common sign of AIDP is muscle weakness that starts in the lower part of your body and spreads upward.

Often AIDP symptoms are preceded by upper respiratory symptoms, diarrhea, vaccination, or surgery 3 days to 6 weeks prior to onset of neurologic symptoms. Initial symptoms include numbness, paresthesias, weakness, and pain and may be preceded by vague back or neck pain.

Homoeopathic Approach

Homoeopathy today is a rapidly growing system and is being practiced all over the world. It strength lies in its evident effectiveness as it takes a holistic approach towards the sick individual through promotion of inner balance at mental, emotional, spiritual and physical levels. When  is concerned there are many effective medicines available in Homoeopathy , but the selection depends upon the individuality of the patient , considering mental and physical symptoms

Few homoeopathic medicine can be thought of in the management of acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy  are:

gelsemium, guiacum, cocculus, oxalic acid, rhus tox., etc