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A Rare Case of COVID-19-Induced Chronic Demyelinating Polyneuropathy

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Chronic autoimmune demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) is a rare autoimmune disorder in which the body’s immune system attacks the myelin sheaths. Myelin sheaths are the fatty insulation covering and protecting the nerves, and damage to these can lead to neurological symptoms like numbness, tingling, and weakness. CIDP is a chronic disease in the Guillain-Barré syndrome spectrum. Numerous case reports of autoimmune diseases linked to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) have been seen since the onset of COVID-19 pandemic. We present one such challenging case of COVID-19-induced CIDP.

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