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Chronic immune demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP)

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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

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Pain, difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and double vision are other possible symptoms

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

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30% of people with CIDP will progress to wheelchair dependence if left untreated

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