Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship

Date Written

7-2018

Document Type

Project

Course Number

5330-OL1

Course Name

Nursing

Professor’s Name

Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS

Keywords

CIDP, Neurological Disorders, Demyelinating Disorders

Subject Categories

Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing

Abstract

This poster focuses on chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and the complex pathophysiological processes associated with the disorder. CIDP is an autoimmune disease impacting the peripheral nervous system by attacking the myelin sheath that surrounds nerves. Specifically, T lymphocytes use many mechanisms to promote cytotoxic attacks on the myelin sheath. Symptoms present over a period of several months and usually begin with motor weakness. Several treatments are available such as corticosteroids, IVIG, and immunomodulating drugs. However, as many subtypes of CIDP exist, more research is needed to provide patient-specific treatment regimens. An overview of the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, treatments, and implications for nursing care are provided.

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Nursing Commons

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