MNGIE neuropathy: five cases mimicking chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

We report five patients with mitochondrial neurogastrointestinal encephalomyopathy (MNGIE) who had demyelinating peripheral neuropathy. The MNGIE neuropathy had clinical and electrodiagnostic features typical of acquired, rather than inherited, etiologies. In fact, three patients were actually treated for chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). We discuss findings that may help distinguish patients with MNGIE from those with CIDP.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bedlack, RS; Vu, T; Hammans, S; Sparr, SA; Myers, B; Morgenlander, J; Hirano, M

Published Date

  • March 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 364 - 368

PubMed ID

  • 14981734

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0148-639X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/mus.10546


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States