Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS
CIDP, Neurological Disorders, Demyelinating Disorders
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
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.
Holland, Katherine, "Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy" (2018). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 313.