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Quiz: Test Your CIDP Knowledge

How much do you know about CIDP?

If you’re living with CIDP (chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy), or care for someone living with it, take this short quiz to see how much you know and to learn more about this rare condition.

Your responses will also help us provide the most relevant CIDP information and resources based on where you are in your journey. We promise to keep your answers confidential and will never share or sell your information.

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Do you have CIDP?

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CIDP is a rare autoimmune condition that affects people differently, causing weakness and tingling in the arms and legs, pain, fatigue, and more. <br><br>Although the cause of CIDP is not fully understood, some studies have shown that with CIDP, the body accidentally creates harmful IgG antibodies. These antibodies attack and damage the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerves in the peripheral nervous system—the part of the nervous system responsible for messages from your brain and spinal cord to your organs, arms, and legs.

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CIDP is a rare autoimmune condition that affects people differently, causing weakness and tingling in the arms and legs, pain, fatigue, and more. <br><br>Although the cause of CIDP is not fully understood, some studies have shown that with CIDP, the body accidentally creates harmful IgG antibodies. These antibodies attack and damage the myelin sheath that surrounds the nerves in the peripheral nervous system—the part of the nervous system responsible for messages from your brain and spinal cord to your organs, arms, and legs.

It’s important to know what CIDP is and what it isn’t, so you can advocate for yourself with your healthcare team, or help advocate for your loved one. Which of the following best describes CIDP?

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The GBS | CIDP Foundation International was founded in 1980 as a support group for those living with GBS.<br><br>Today, GBS | CIDP Foundation International is a global nonprofit organization supporting individuals and families affected by GBS (Guillain-Barré syndrome), CIDP, MMN (multifocal motor neuropathy), and other related conditions through a commitment to support, education, research, and advocacy.

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The GBS | CIDP Foundation International was founded in 1980 as a support group for those living with GBS.<br><br>Today, GBS | CIDP Foundation International is a global nonprofit organization supporting individuals and families affected by GBS (Guillain-Barré syndrome), CIDP, MMN (multifocal motor neuropathy), and other related conditions through a commitment to support, education, research, and advocacy.

True or false: The GBS | CIDP Foundation International has been supporting those living with GBS and CIDP since 1980.

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CIDP is a rare disease. Approximately 34,000 people in the United States live with CIDP.

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CIDP is a rare disease. Approximately 34,000 people in the United States live with CIDP.

About how many adults in the United States live with CIDP?

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CIDP affects everyone differently and can cause symptoms like:<br><ul><li>Tingling or sensory changes in the arms and legs</li><li>Weakness of arms and legs</li><li>Loss of balance</li><li>Difficulty walking</li><li>Burning pain</li><li>Difficulty lifting objects</li> <li>Fatigue</li></ul>

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CIDP affects everyone differently and can cause symptoms like:<br><ul><li>Tingling or sensory changes in the arms and legs</li><li>Weakness of arms and legs</li><li>Loss of balance</li><li>Difficulty walking</li><li>Burning pain</li><li>Difficulty lifting objects</li> <li>Fatigue</li></ul>

What are some common symptoms of CIDP?

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Both IVIg and corticosteroids are common treatments for CIDP. They may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medicine.<br><br>New treatments for CIDP are currently being studied in clinical trials.

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Both IVIg and corticosteroids are common treatments for CIDP. They may be prescribed alone or in combination with other medicine.<br><br>New treatments for CIDP are currently being studied in clinical trials.

What is a common treatment for CIDP?

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You scored beginner level, but you’re in the right place. Take a look at the resources below to learn more.

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This information has been provided for educational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Patients should not use this information for diagnosing a health condition. Patients should always consult a healthcare professional for medical advice or information about diagnosis and treatment.

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You’re on the right path. Here are some CIDP resources to learn more.

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You’re a CIDP top scorer! Maintain your shining status by reading up on some CIDP tips below.

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