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CIDP: mimics and chameleons
  1. A Neligan,
  2. M M Reilly,
  3. M P Lunn
  1. National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael P Lunn, MRC Centre for Neuromuscular Disease, National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, Queen Square, London WC1N 3BG, UK; michael.lunn{at}


The diagnosis of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) is usually straightforward, but atypical presentations can represent a significant diagnostic challenge. This review highlights the clinical and electrophysiological ‘red flags’ that should make one consider an alternative diagnosis.

  • Diagnosis
  • Mimics

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