Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy Questions & Answers

Updated: Jun 13, 2018
  • Author: Richard A Lewis, MD; Chief Editor: Nicholas Lorenzo, MD, MHA, CPE  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the progression of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What are the symptoms of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Which nervous system findings suggest chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Which lab studies may be helpful in the diagnosis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Which imaging studies and procedures may be warranted in the diagnosis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What are the principles of treatment for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What conditions does chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) describe?

What are the variants of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the pathophysiology of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy?

What is the role of human leukocyte antigens in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the role of cytoalbuminologic dissociation in the pathogenesis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the prevalence of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the mortality risk and morbidity associated with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What are the racial predilections of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

How does the prevalence of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) vary by sex?

What are the age-related predilections of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Presentation

Which patient history findings suggest chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Which physical findings are characteristic of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What causes chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy?

Workup

What is the role of lab studies in the workup of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the role of EMGs in the workup of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the role of biopsy in the workup of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Which histologic findings suggest chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Treatment

What is included in the treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the role of surgery in the treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Which specialist consultations are needed in the treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Which dietary modifications are beneficial in the treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Which activity modifications are beneficial in the treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Medications

Which medications are used to in the treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

Which medications in the drug class Tricyclic antidepressants are used in the treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy?

Which medications in the drug class Antiepileptic medications are used in the treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy?

Which medications in the drug class Immunomodulatory/immunosuppressive agents are used in the treatment of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy?

Follow-up

What is included in outpatient care of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

When is inpatient care indicated for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

How are medications for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) administered?

What are the complications of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the prognosis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?

What is the role of physical and occupational therapy in the treatment of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP)?