Combined peripheral nerve and central nervous system demyelination in a patient with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

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We report the case of a 49-year-old woman suffering combined central and peripheral demyelination, with serial magnetic resonance images scans illustrating the development of central demyelination in a patient with established chronic inflammatory demyelinating poly neuropathy. This is the sixth patient with this rare overlap syndrome reported to date. We review the available literature and argue that an inherited predisposition to both diseases is the most likely explanation for its occurrence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)358-360
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Neuroscience
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Overlap syndrome

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