Deterioration of multifocal motor neuropathy after plasma exchange

M. Carpo, A. Cappellari, G. Mora, R. Pedotti, S. Barbieri, G. Scarlato, E. Nobile-Orazio

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Abstract

We report a patient with motor neuropathy in whom plasma exchange (PE) was followed by a pronounced clinical worsening with the appearance of conduction blocks in previously clinically unaffected motor nerves, leading to the diagnosis of multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN). This report highlights the different response to therapy of MMN and chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) because not only steroids but also PE, which is often effective in CIDP, do not improve and at times may even worsen MMN.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1480-1482
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume50
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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