Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) Management

Jafar Kafaie, MD, PhD


June 24, 2021

Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is the most common chronic immune-mediated inflammatory polyneuropathy. The condition is characterized by symmetrical involvement, with proximal and distal muscle weakness. The course is progressive, relapsing-remitting, or monophasic. There are also atypical subtypes of disease, which may have distinct immunopathogenesis and treatment responses.

CIDP is a causally treatable form of acquired neuropathy. The mainstay of treatment is immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory intervention, and if associated conditions are identified (HIV infection, lupus, paraproteinemia, lymphoma), co-management of these diseases is indicated as well.

How familiar are you with CIDP? Test your knowledge with this quick quiz.


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