Typical versus Atypical CIDP

September 7, 2011 at 12:44 pm

In another thread a long, long time ago, I posted a reference to a web site that described several types of CIDP.

At any rate, it seems to me, “typical CIDP” meets the “standard criteria.” What are they? Several, and too numerous for this reply.

Summarizing, and in my opinion (So we could say according to yuehan) atypical CIDP is not symmetrical, does not have high spinal fluid readings, probably does not equally involve sensory and motor nerves and may not affect the deep tendon reflexes. Additionally, the emg/ncv readings are also not normal. Think “atypical.”

Some authors have stated typical CIDP begins at the feet and moves up. One form of CIDP starts at the face.

I just read an article stating that more than 50% of CIDP cases are Atypical.