Fast Five Quiz: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) Presentation and Diagnosis

Jafar Kafaie, MD, PhD


June 30, 2021

Sensory symptoms, such as tingling and numbness of hands and feet, are common in CIDP; however, motor symptoms usually predominate.

Initial symptoms of CIDP include weakness of both the proximal and distal limbs due to neuropathy.

Children with CIDP usually experience a more precipitous onset of symptoms than adults.

Autonomic system dysfunction can less commonly occur in patients with CIDP, resulting rarely in orthostatic hypotension (presented as lightheadedness after standing up from a sitting position) and cardiac problems.

Learn more about the symptoms of CIDP.


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