Chronic inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy associated with alopecia universalis

Joseph R. Berger, Bruno Gallo

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We report a patient with concurrent chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) and alopecia universalis. A dramatic improvement in strength accompanied the administration of prednisone, although no regrowth of hair was noted. CIDP and alopecia universalis are two relatively rare autoimmune disorders. The simultaneous occurrence of these disorders suggests a common pathogenetic mechanism, including the possibility of shared antigens between peripheral nerve myelin and the hair follicle.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)124-125
Number of pages2
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1998


  • Alopecia universalis
  • Chronic inflammatory polyradiculoneuropathy
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Taste

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Neuroscience(all)


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