Ocular palsy preceding chronic relapsing idiopathic polyneuropathy. Poor response to plasma exchange

G. Piccolo, G. Martino

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-384
Number of pages2
JournalItalian Journal of Neurological Sciences
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1988



  • chronic relapsing idiopathic polyneuropathy
  • extraoculare muscle palsy
  • plasma exchange

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Clinical Neurology

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