Fast Five Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy?

Jafar Kafaie, MD, PhD


February 08, 2019

Gait dysfunction; relatively symmetrical proximal and distal upper and lower extremity weakness; stocking-glove sensory deficits; and decreased or absent deep tendon reflexes are all presenting symptoms of classic CIDP.

Although cranial nerve dysfunction is rare in CIPD, it occurs in up to 20% of cases and typically affects the oculomotor and facial nerves, causing paralysis of both upper and lower facial muscles. Neuropathic pain may be present in affected extremities.

Hypotension, urticaria, fatigue, nausea, vomiting, fever, new-onset seizure disorder, and dementia in elderly adults are not presenting symptoms of CIDP.

For more on physical examination findings of CIDP, read here.


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