We report a case of chronic relapsing idiopathic polyneuropahty developing six weeks after the onset of extraocular palsy. As in the other four published cases, the patient failed to respond to steroids and also in this case to plasma exchange, thus confirming the poor prognosis. The electrophysiological features and poor response to plasma exchange are at variance with a demyelinating pathogenesis and suggest classification of this form as a distinct clinical variant.
- chronic relapsing idiopathic polyneuropathy
- extraoculare muscle palsy
- plasma exchange
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology