Acquired inflammatory demyelinating neuropathies

E. R. Ensrud, L. S. Krivickas

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Abstract

The acquired demyelinating neuropathies can be divided into those with an acute onset and course and those with a more chronic course. The acute neuropathies present as Guillain-Barré syndrome and include acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (AIDP), Miller Fisher syndrome, acute motor axonal neuropathy (AMAN), acute motor and sensory axonal neuropathy (AMSAN), and acute pandysautonomia. The chronic neuropathies are collectively known as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) and include MADSAM (multifocal acquired demyelinating sensory and motor neuropathy, also know as Lewis-Sumner syndrome) and DADS (distal acquired demyelinating symmetric neuropathy) as variants. The clinical features, pathology, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and prognosis of these neuropathies are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)321-334
Number of pages14
JournalPhysical Medicine and Rehabilitation Clinics of North America
Volume12
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 14 2001

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  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation

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