Sensory nerve conduction slowing is a specific marker for CIDP

Julian A. Bragg, Michael G. Benatar

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Most current diagnostic criteria for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP) do not make use of sensory nerve conduction studies (NCSs). To investigate if surface sensory NCSs are clinically relevant in differentiating CIDP from axonal polyneuropathy, we conducted a retrospective cohort study of patients referred for electrodiagnostic testing to evaluate for CIDP. We found that sensory conduction velocity (CV) slowing is a highly specific, albeit insensitive, marker for differentiating CIDP from axonal polyneuropathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1599-1603
Number of pages5
JournalMuscle and Nerve
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Demyelination
  • Nerve conduction studies
  • Sensory conduction velocity
  • Sensory nerves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Physiology (medical)
  • Physiology


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