Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

CIDP (chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy) is an uncommon neurological condition in which there is inflammation and destruction of nerves which causes muscle weakness, paralysis, and motor function impairment, particularly in the arms and legs

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What are the chances of GBS recurring?

Query: Hi doctor, My girlfriend suffers¬†from a very rare disorder called GBS (Guillain-Barre syndrome). Initially, she was attacked by the virus three years back and was treated successfully. Now, it has relapsed before two days. I want to ask how this is going to affect our future married life. Is there...  Read Full »


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Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your question with care and understood your concern. As per theory, between 5% and 10% of patients with typical GBS (Guillain-Barre syndrome) have one or more late relapse. Such cases are then classified as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CI...  Read Full »

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