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Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is an autoimmune disorder predominantly affecting the peripheral nervous system (PNS), characterised by muscle weakness and sensory disruption which may involve all four limbs[1]. CIDP affecting children is uncommon, with a large scale review in 2013 noting 143 documented cases described in the literature [2]. Central nervous system involvement has previously been described; however, optic neuropathy is an extremely rare manifestation of CIDP, with only a small number of cases previously reported (both unilateral and bilateral) in adult patients[3-5]. This report details a child who developed optic neuropathy in association with CIDP. 

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Nigel Colin Griffith, Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, London, United Kingdom

I am currently working as a Junior Registrar in Emergency Medicine at Austin Hospital in Melbourne, Australia. I previously worked at Great Ormond Street Children's Hospital, London in paediatric surgical specialties at the level of senior house office.
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Griffith, N. C. (2019). Optic neuritis associated with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy in a child - a case report. Journal of the International Child Neurology Association.