A12 Cerebrospinal fluid CSF studies CSF protein 35 mgdL Cell count

Nerve biopsy with predominant features of demyelination. A.1.3.1. Exclusion criteria

1. Clinical features or history of a hereditary neuropathy, other diseases, or exposure to drugs or toxins that are known to cause peripheral neuropathy.

2. Laboratory findings (including nerve biopsy or DNA studies) that show evidence for a different etiology other than CIDP.

3. Electrodiagnostic features of abnormal neuromuscular transmission, myopathy, or anterior horn cell disease. A.1.3.2. Diagnostic criteria (must have no exclusion criteria):

1. Confirmed CIDP

a. Mandatory clinical features.

b. Electrodiagnostic and CSF features.

2. Possible CIDP

a. Mandatory clinical features.

b. One of the three laboratory findings.

Adapted from Nevo Y, Topaloglu H. 88th ENMC International Workshop: Childhood chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (including revised diagnostic criteria), Naarden, The Netherlands, 8-10 December 2000. Neuromuscu Dis 2002;12:195-200, with permission from Elsevier.

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