CIDP Diagnostic Criteria and Response to Treatment
Introduction: Diagnostic criteria for CIDP have been proven useful for clinical trials. However, use of these criteria in clinics has been limited by time constraints and unknown usefulness in predicting outcomes.
Methods: A retrospective chart review of CIDP patients at the University of Kansas seen between 2008 and 2014 was performed. We determined the diagnostic criteria fulfilled by each patient and assessed treatment responses. A positive response was defined by improvement sensory or motor examination as determined by a neuromuscular physician.
Results: There were 38 total patients included in the study. The response rate to IVIG in patients who fulfilled EFNS/PNS criteria was 20/22 (90.1%). Among patients who fulfilled AAN criteria, 8/9 (88.9%) responded positively to IVIG. Slightly lower response rates were seen in patients fulfilling INCAT criteria and Saperstein criteria at 10/15 (66.7%) and 12/17 (70.6%), respectively.
Discussion: EFNS/PNS and AAN criteria can similarly predict IVIG treatment response.
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