Reply To: Permanent muscle atrophy/wasting after GBS
CIDP does damage the axons. The pathological hallmark of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is segmental demyelination and mononuclear inflammatory cell infiltration in the peripheral nerves, accompanied by varying degrees of axonal degeneration, myelinated fibre loss, and endoneurial oedema.
My axonal damage has landed me in a wheelchair. Once a semi-professional tennis player, now a paraplegic.