Chronic inflammatory/idiopathic demyelinating polyneuropathy

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Chronic inflammatory/idiopathic demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)

Similar to Guillain-Barre syndrome – presents with similar features, but more gradual and progresses over a longer period of time.

Clinical features:
Subacute gradual onset of muscle weakness; sensory symptoms, but weakness predominates; parathesias of hand and feet; hyporeflexia; relapsing and remitting course; CSF volume is elevated; nerve conduction velocity is slowed

Treatment:
If disability mild  monitor progress
If not mild  corticosteroids; azathioprine; plasma exchange; immunoglobulin infusion

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