Is it Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy or Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease?
Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease may be confused with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, resulting in inappropriate and hazardous treatments. Age at onset < 40 years, a family history of neuropathy, absence of nerve hypertrophy on magnetic resonance imaging, and poor response to intravenous immune globulin treatment should prompt a genetic evaluation.
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