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CIDP is characterised by weakness of both arms and legs. The affected limbs feel loose and symptoms progress over time. Nerve conduction studies show evidence of demyelination
(damage of nerve covering called myelin sheath). CSF analysis shows high protein.
If there is any doubt in diagnosis, biopsy
of the sural nerve
(nerve located near ankle) is done.
For proven CIDP, high dose steroids
are accepted as first line treatment. Cases that do not improve with steroids may be treated with immunoglobulin injections or plasma exchange.
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist