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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. CIDP affecting children is uncommon, with a large scale review in 2013 noting 143 documented cases described in the literature . 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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