Demyelinating findings in typical and atypical chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy: Sensitivity and specificity Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Demyelinating Diseases
  • Neural Conduction
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy, Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating

abstract

  • The considerable gap between specificity and sensitivity is the reason for controversy regarding the MRN for the diagnosis of CIDP. Requiring 2 or more DFs to identify CIDP increases specificity from 48% to 81% but lowers sensitivity from 100% to 58%. For patients with other potential causes of neuropathy, the requirement of 2 or more DFs could further increase specificity.

publication date

  • June 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/CND.0b013e31819a71e1

PubMed ID

  • 19494726

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 163

end page

  • 9

volume

  • 10

number

  • 4