Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIPD), is a rare neurological disorder. It is characterized by the inflammation of nerve roots and peripheral nerves. It is responsible for the destruction of the fatty protective covering layer of the nerves. CIPD delays the signal transmission process between nerves, which can cause weakness, paralysis, and impairment in motor function, especially of the arms and legs. The severity of the symptoms and course of the disease can vary from patient to patient.
Signs and Symptoms:
- Weakness of the muscles around the hip, shoulders and feet
- Nerve damage
- Impairment in motor function, abnormal sensation, or loss of sensation
- Alternations of sensation causing incoordination, tingling, numbness or prickling sensations
Other physical symptoms include:
- Difficulty swallowing
- Double vision
The causes of CIDP still remain unknown. Although the results of several studies have indicated that CIPD could be categorized as an autoimmune disease. Autoimmune disease occur when our immune system falsely attacks healthy tissue, damaging healthy organs or antibodies.
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