A total duration of progressive signs and symptoms of more than 8 weeks supports a diagnosis of CIDP. As previously noted, the typical signs and symptoms of CIDP are insidious. The clinical course of CIDP, however, varies: Patients may experience ongoing and progressive symptoms, relapsing-remitting episodes, or stepwise progressive neuropathy. Episodes of waxing and waning symptoms may last weeks to months. Sensorimotor symptoms of CIDP may worsen then improve.
Six months to 1 year of symptoms is longer than the 8-week duration of symptoms that must be present to diagnose CIDP.
For more on signs and symptoms of CIDP, read here.
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