What is CIDP?

CIDP (Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy)  is a neurological disorder characterized by an inflammation in the nerves. The inflammation gradually but progressively destroys the protective covering of the nerves (myelin sheath). Symptoms can include gradual and progressive weakness, pain and an impaired sensory function in the legs and arms. CIDP is an inflammatory autoimmune disease, meaning that your immune system begins to attack your peripheral nerves. CIDP is related to GBS (Guillain-Barre syndrome).