Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy
Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy involves nerve swelling and irritation (inflammation) that leads to a loss of strength or sensation.
Polyneuropathy - chronic inflammatory; CIDP; Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy leads to a common type of damage to nerves outside the brain or spinal cord (
peripheral neuropathy). Polyneuropathy means several nerves are involved. It usually affects both sides of the body the same amount.
The cause of chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy is an abnormal
immune response. The specific triggers vary. In many cases, the cause cannot be identified.
It may occur with other conditions, such as:
Inflammatory bowel disease
Systemic lupus erythematosus