Reply To: Newly Diagnosed

November 14, 2013 at 5:11 pm

The last sentence does not rule out CIDP. Extensive electrodiagnostic testing is sometimes required, and in difficult cases a nerve biopsy can help in diagnosis. According to Parry and Steinberg: “If multiple nerves and nerve segments are studied, the demyelinating nature of CIDP can be demonstrated in about 90 percent of cases.” Perhaps you should get a copy of their book: Guillain-Barré Syndrome.