Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy and respiratory failure

Robert D. Henderson, Paola Sandroni, Eelco F.M. Wijdicks

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Neuromuscular respiratory failure is not considered to be a clinical feature of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). We present 4 patients with CIDP who required respiratory assistance and mechanical ventilation. Two patients needed emergent intubation and one patient lapsed in a stupor from hypercapnia. Respiratory failure in CIDP should be considered exceptional, but more formal studies in CIDP may be needed to assess its prevalence.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1235-1237
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Neurology
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 1 2005


  • CIDP
  • ICU
  • Intubation
  • Neuropathy
  • Ventilation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology


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