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Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy


Synonyms of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
  • Chronic relapsing polyneuropathy
  • CIDP

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare neurological disorder in which there is inflammation of nerve roots and peripheral nerves and destruction of the fatty protective covering (myelin sheath) over the nerves. This disorder causes weakness, paralysis and/or impairment in motor function, especially of the arms and legs (limbs). Sensory loss may also be present causing numbness, tingling, or prickling sensations. 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 slow 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. In contrast to Acute Inflammatory Demyelinating Neuropathy and other forms of Guillain Barre Syndrome, most patients cannot identify a preceding viral or infectious illness. In most cases, there is no family history of other similar disorders or disease affecting many nerves (polyneuropathy).

    Organizations related to Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
    • American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.
      22100 Gratiot Avenue
      Eastpointe MI 48021
      Phone #: 586-776-3900
      800 #: 800-598-4668
      e-mail: aarda@aarda.org
      Home page: http://www.aarda.org/
    • AutoImmunity Community
      None
      None None None
      Phone #: (91-9) -552-9057
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: bandrews@autoimmunitycommunity.org
      Home page: http://autoimmunitycommunity.org
    • Autoimmune Information Network, Inc
      PO Box 4121
      Brick NJ 08723
      Phone #: 732-664-9259
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: autoimmunehelp@aol.com
      Home page: http://www.aininc.org
    • European Society for Immunodeficiencies (ESID)
      c/o Dr. Esther de Vries
      Hertogenbosch None 5200 ME's
      Phone #: +31- 73--6992965
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: info@esid.org
      Home page: http://www.esid.org
    • GBS/CIDP Foundation International
      The Holly Building,104 1/2 Forrest Ave.
      Narberth PA 19072
      Phone #: 610-667-0131
      800 #: 866-224-3301
      e-mail: info@gbs-cidp.org
      Home page: http://www.gbs-cidp.org
    • Guillain-Barre Syndrome Foundation of Canada, Inc.
      PO Box 42016
      Markham, Ontario None L3R 5R0
      Phone #: 905--64-0-0073
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: keast@sprint.ca
      Home page: http://www.gbs-cidp.org
    • Jack Miller Center for Peripheral Neuropathy
      University of Chicago
      Chicago IL 60637
      Phone #: 773-702-5800
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: information-millercenter@neurology.bsd.uchicago.edu
      Home page: http://millercenter.uchicago.edu
    • Madisons Foundation
      PO Box 241956
      Los Angeles CA 90024
      Phone #: 310-264-0826
      800 #: N/A
      e-mail: getinfo@madisonsfoundation.org
      Home page: http://www.madisonsfoundation.org
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/



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