chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy

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This is a demyelinating disorder of peripheral nerves which is similar to the Guillan-Barre syndrome but produces chronic weakness which is either progressive or relapsing and remitting.

Features suggestive of CIDP include:

  • weakness which continues to evolve over more than 4 weeks
  • weakness which follows a relapsing and remitting course

Last reviewed 01/2018

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