CIDP is short for chronic inflammatory demyelinationg poly(radiculo)neuropathy. 'Radiculo' is sometimes omitted. It is the most common form of chronic dysimmune neuropathy. There are several variants of CIDP and other related illnesses come under the wider definition of chronic dysimmune neuropathies. We suggest that in the first instance you read the guide on CIDP first.
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|Other Chronic Dysimmune Neuropathies||View PDF||View HTML|
|Immunisation Notes||View PDF||View HTML|
|The following guides are derived from our booklet After GBS and are just as useful for those suffering or recovering from CIDP.|
|Carer's Guide||View PDF||View HTML|
|After GBS — Recovery Advice for Patients||View PDF||View HTML|
|After GBS — Exercise||View PDF||View HTML|
|After GBS — Emotional Aspects||View PDF||View HTML|
|After GBS — Pain||View PDF||View HTML|
|After GBS — Diet||View PDF||View HTML|
|After GBS — Some Common Problems||View PDF||View HTML|
|After GBS — Coping with Severe GBS||View PDF||View HTML|
|After GBS — Children||View PDF||View HTML|
|Sexuality & GBS/CIDP||View PDF||View HTML|