Multifocal Motor Neuropathy With Conduction Blocks Follow-up

Updated: Nov 12, 2018
  • Author: Sasa Zivkovic, MD, PhD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Outpatient care consists of clinic visits to neurologists, physiatrists, and occupational and physical therapists.

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Further Inpatient Care

Most patients are treated as outpatients, although they may have to be admitted with severe exacerbations.

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Inpatient & Outpatient Medications

IVIG infusions are usually administered on an outpatient basis in the physician's office or at home.

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Complications

Most complications are related to treatment. IVIG can lead to aseptic meningitis, thromboembolic events, and kidney failure; cyclophosphamide can lead to myelosuppression, hemorrhagic cystitis, and bladder carcinoma.

Rarely, patients develop phrenic nerve involvement leading to respiratory insufficiency. [15]

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Prognosis

Prognosis is usually good, and 70-80% of patients respond to treatment. Even in patients who do not respond to therapy, weakness is only slowly progressive and up to 94% of patients remain employed. [1]

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Patient Education

For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's Brain and Nervous System Center.

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