chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
(CIDP) a slowly progressive, autoimmune type of demyelinating polyneuropathy characterized by progressive weakness and impaired sensory function in the limbs and enlargement of the peripheral nerves, usually with elevated protein in the cerebrospinal fluid. It occurs most commonly in young adults, particularly males, and is related to Guillain-Barrй syndrome. Presenting symptoms often include tingling or numbness of the digits, weakness of the limbs, hyporeflexia or areflexia, fatigue, and abnormal sensations.

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