description of CIDP short

July 21, 2006 at 5:47 pm

Brian: yesterday was a busy day for me so I did not have the time to find or re-type this . but found an old copy in the bottom drawer. here is the hand out note I use.

General discription of C.I.D.P.

Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyrediculoneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare neurological disorder in which there is swelling of the roots and distruction of the fatty protective covering (myelin sheath) over the nerves. this disorder causes weakness, paralysis. and /or impair motor function, especially of the arms and legs (limbs). Sensory loss may also be present causing numbness, tingling, or prickling sensatioins. The motor and sensory impairments usually affect both sides of the body (symmetrical), and the degree of severity may vary. The course of CIDP may also vary from case to case. Some affected individuals may follow a steady pattern of symptoms while others may have symptoms that wax and wane, with the most severe symptoms occurring after many months or a year or more. One feature that distinguishes this disorder from other similar disorders is the lack of a preceeding viral infection at least three months prior to the appearance of the disorder. In most cases, there is no family history of other similar disorders or disease affecting many nerves(Polyneuropathy).

This definition was taken from Webmd 2004

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