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5 Facts you should know about

Chronic immune demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)

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Causes progressive weakness and impaired sensory function

CIDP is a neurological disorder that causes progressive weakness and impaired sensory function in the legs and arms.

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Symptoms often include

tingling or numbness (first in the toes and fingers), weakness of the arms and legs, loss of deep tendon reflexes, fatigue, and abnormal sensations.

3

Dysphagia and double vision

Other symptoms may include pain, difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and double vision.

4

Guillain-Barre syndrome

CIDP is closely related to Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and is considered the "chronic counterpart" of GBS

5

Wheelchair dependence

Left untreated, 30% of people with CIDP will progress to wheelchair dependence.

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