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 GBS / CIDP

Supporting persons diagnosed with Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) or Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) or other Inflammatory Neuropathies.

The Inflammatory Neuropathy Support Group of Victoria Inc (IN Group) is a non profit Association that has been formed to –

  • Provide support to patients and their families;
  • Promote financial support for the group.


Inflammatory Neuropathies

Inflammatory neuropathies typically destroy the outer layer of the nerve sheath. They are usually demyelinating neuropathies characterised by the infiltration of peripheral nerves with lymphocytes and macrophages, cells that are associated with inflammation. The most common inflammatory neuropathies are those associated with an acute onset and rapidly progressive course (Guillain-Barré Syndrome – GBS) and those with a chronic course (Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy – CIDP and Multifocal Motor Neuropathy – MMN).

Other types of inflammatory neuropathies exist, but are less common.

 

Forthcoming Events

        Melbourne

                  General Meetings      -    at the Balwyn Library,   336 Whitehorse Road, Balwyn.                                                            

                                        17th August 2014  (AGM)   -  Speaker, Mr. Scott Earle - " How I Beat GBS 10% at a Time".                                          

                                        16th November 2014  (Christmas Luncheon)   

        

                                        Please Note:  All meetings, except November, will commence at 2.00 pm, with

                                                                the November meeting commencing at 12.30 pm. 

                                                                                                                                                 

                                      Any queries in respect to activities please call Margaret on (03) 9802 5319

                                      or email to:

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        Geelong Group

      New Members most welcome.  

              For information on the Geelong Group please contact:

                      Jim/Sadie on telephone no. (03) 5243 4277.

           

              

               

                            

  
  
                                                                             

 
The Inflammatory Neuropathy Support Group of Victoria Inc.