What are the Common Misdiagnoses of Patients with CIDP

There are several different combinations of CIDP manifestation. CIDP can involve all 4 limbs or just one limb. CIDP can be misdiagnosed as lumbar spine disease, radiculopathy, sciatica, rheumatological diseases, age-related problems, arthritis, fibromyalgia, effects of past stroke. Most commonly, however, CIDP is diagnosed as neuropathy only.

Unless a neuropathy is further classified and diagnosed as CIDP subtype of neuropathy, the treatment of CIDP will not be considered by the physicians