CIDP. This is an immune disorder of the peripheral nervous system, and involves an attack of the myelin coverings of mainly the motor nerves, but can be seen occasionally affecting sensory fibers also. Cidp can be controlled with steroids or ivig, but relapses can occur, and lifelong treatment is often required. Weakness in arms, legs, and face, most common.
EMG and Spinal Fluid. Electromyography can support the clinical diagnosis, and spinal fluid protein elevation can add supportive data. Some blood studies may also be helpful.
AIDP. "acute inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (aidp) is an autoimmune process that is characterized by progressive areflexic weakness and mild sensory changes. Sensory symptoms often precede motor weakness. About 20% of patients end up with respiratory failure." for more see: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1169959-overview.
Neuropathy. Acute inflammatory polyneuropathy is an autoimmune syndrome that is associated with systemic inflammation that targets the nerves. The symptoms may vary but include numbness, tingling, weakness, pain, and local temperature changes. Patients may or may not have an elevated ERS or CRP. The condition may also be associated with other autoimmune diseases treated by neurologist and rheumatologists.