Quality of life in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy patients treated with subcutaneous immunoglobulin

Anne Kathrine Ryltoft, Ali Al-Zuhairy, Søren H. Sindrup, Henning Andersen, Lars K. Markvardsen*

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Background: Subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG) is effective treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). Quality of life (QoL) increases following switch from intravenous administration to SCIG, but its correlation with clinical functioning is sparsely studied. Aims of the study: The aim of this study is to evaluate the correlation between QoL and clinical functioning in CIDP patients treated with SCIG. Methods: Danish patients with CIDP with a disease duration <10 years and currently treated with SCIG were eligible for inclusion. QoL was assessed with EQ-5D-5L and disability by the Overall Disability Sum Score (ODSS) and Rasch-built Overall Disability Scale (RODS). Gait performance was evaluated by a 40-meter-walk test (40-MWT) and a 6-spot-step test (6-SST) along with assessment of muscle strength (Medical Research Council score [MRC]). Correlations between QoL and the measured scores were calculated. Results: Of 92 eligible patients, 44 were included. QoL on the visual analogue scale (VAS) was 65% (range: 15-90) of the level of healthy controls (P =.03) and correlated to impaired gait function by 40-MWT and 6-SST. QoL correlated to RODS and ODSS, whereas there was no correlation with the MRC score. Conclusions: In SCIG treated CIDP patients QoL is reduced and correlates to gait performance and disability.

OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftActa Neurologica Scandinavica
Vol/bind142
Udgave nummer6
Sider (fra-til)637-640
ISSN0001-6314
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 1. dec. 2020

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