Reply To: CIDP EMG/NCV shows no demylenation

May 14, 2012 at 11:39 am

To add to the stories of atypical tests, my normal nerve conduction studies did not reveal demyelination but when they did nerve root testing, they found the conduction block ( evidence of demylenation) – it was because it was high up in the proximal nerve root that is was missed on testing of the lower part of the nerve. Not all neurologists are able to do this apparently requires special training and it is very painful to have done! Aslo like MarkEns pointed out , inflammation is a huge component and in fact if any of you have had MRI looking at your nerve roots, you can see the swelling and this is used as one of the criteria to support diagnosis. Fred, I am glad to hear you are responding to therapy!