Autonomic dysfunction in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.

  title={Autonomic dysfunction in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy.},
  author={Juan J. Figueroa and Peter J. Dyck and Ruple S Laughlin and Joaquin A Mercado and Rami Massie and Paola Sandroni and Phillip A. Low},
  volume={78 10},
OBJECTIVES Autonomic deficits in chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) have not been adequately quantitated. The Composite Autonomic Severity Score (CASS) is a validated instrument for laboratory quantitation of autonomic failure derived from standard autonomic reflex tests. We characterized dysautonomia in CIDP using CASS. METHODS Autonomic function was retrospectively analyzed in 47 patients meeting CIDP criteria. CASS ranges from 0 (normal) to 10 (pandysautonomia… CONTINUE READING


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