Five Facts you should know about
Chronic Immune Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP)
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.
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.
Dysphagia and double vision
Other symptoms may include pain, difficulty swallowing (dysphagia), and double vision.
CIDP is closely related to Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS) and is considered the "chronic counterpart" of GBS
Left untreated, 30% of people with CIDP will progress to wheelchair dependence.