Medical Dictionary: CIDP

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CIDP: Another name for Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy.
CIDP (condition): Chronic condition damaging peripheral nerves

CIDP: Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a neurological disorder characterized by slowly progressive weakness and sensory dysfunction of the legs and arms. The disorder, which is sometimes called chronic relapsing polyneuropathy, is caused by damage to the myelin sheath of the peripheral nerves. The myelin sheath is the fatty covering—which acts as an insulator—on fibers in the nerves. 1

More information on medical condition: Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy:

1. excerpt from NINDS Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) Information Page: NINDS

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