International Medical Journal, Vol. 18., Iss. 4, 2012, P. 22−27.
MODERN IDEAS ABOUT IDIOPATHIC INFLAMMATORY POLYNEUROPATHIES
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Post−graduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine
Main information about the etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of idiopathic inflammatory polyneuopathies is reported. The up−to−date classification is presented. The problems of laboratory and instrumental diagnosis as well as differential diagnosis are featured. Pathogenetic treatment of this disease using immunotherapy and systemic plasmopheresis is recommended from the perspective of evidence−based medicine.
Key words: idiopathic polyneuropathy, clinical manifestations, immunotherapy, systemic plasmopheresis.