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Resolution of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy-associated central nervous system lesions after treatment with intravenous immunoglobulin

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Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a condition affecting the peripheral nervous system; however, it has been associated with central nervous system (CNS) involvement. The natural history and response to treatment of these CNS lesions are unknown. We report the case of a patient with CIDP which met research criteria for definite CIDP and associated symptomatic CNS lesions. She had resolution of her CNS-based clinical and radiographic findings with intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) therapy. IVIG is a reasonable treatment option when symptomatic, CIDP-associated CNS lesions are present.
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Keywords: central nervous system lesions; chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy; intravenous immunoglobulin

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1Department of Neurology, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI, USA

Publication date: September 1, 2003

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