cmt vs cidp

    • Anonymous
      March 25, 2011 at 10:15 am

      i have been hearing a lot about cmt and how people have been newly diagnosed with cmt as opposed to cidp.
      what is cmt? how is it differet/similar to cidp?

    • Anonymous
      March 25, 2011 at 4:53 pm

      CMT stands for Charcot Marie Tooth. It’s a hereditary condition where CIDP is autoimmune & acquired.

      Here is a link to the Charcot Marie Tooth Association for you to learn more:


    • March 26, 2011 at 3:45 pm

      After our first dx of “see a shrink” our second dx was cmt, third gbs, fourth, cidp. CMT presents the same way diagnostically on a ncv/emg. the symptoms are similar as well, especially if you have the slower progressive kind of cidp. Our situation progressed in about 4 weeks time. After our dx, I started researching cmt and went to another doc because I told him there was no way it was cmt, because it would take years to get to the point we were at. I said I thought it might be gbs. The doc agreed and said a spinal would tell us for sure (because of elevated protein levels) low and behold, it was 74 and we now are dx w/cidp