Pathological findings in a patient with ventilatory failure and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

@article{Kimber2003PathologicalFI,
  title={Pathological findings in a patient with ventilatory failure and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.},
  author={Thomas Edward Kimber and RichardW. Orrell and Rosalind Mellanson King and Lionel Ginsberg},
  journal={Journal of the peripheral nervous system : JPNS},
  year={2003},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={
          13-6
        }
}
Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) may cause significant disability, but severe respiratory complications are uncommon. We describe the case of a 49-year-old man with clinical features of CIDP for 5 years who died of respiratory failure. Post-mortem findings of denervation in diaphragm muscle and axonal loss in phrenic nerve are presented. Severe ventilatory failure may occur in CIDP when neuropathy affects the respiratory muscles. Attention to early clinical features of… CONTINUE READING
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