Which neuropathies are demyelinating

Which neuropathies are demyelinating?

  • Toxic/metabolic/infectious: diphtheria, buckthorn, hepatic, Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD), Hansen’s disease (mixed)
  • Autoimmune: GBS, CIDP and variants, multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN), POEMS (polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal protein, skin changes)
  • Inherited: CMT syndromes, storage disorders (Krabbe, metachromatic leukodystrophy, Niemann–Pick, Farber’s), Pelizaeus–Merzbacher, Refsum, Cockayne
  • Drug toxicity: chloroquine, tacrolimus, procainamide, amiodarone (mixed), gold (mixed), taxol (mixed)
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