Micturitional disturbance in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy

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Eight of 32 patients (25%) with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) had micturitional disturbance, which consisted of voiding difficulty (n = 4), urgency (n = 4), or urgency incontinence (n = 1). Urodynamic studies on four symptomatic patients showed disturbed bladder sensation in two, bladder areflexia in one, and neurogenic changes of the external sphincter in one, indicative of peripheral parasympathetic and somatic nerve dysfunctions. Cystometry also showed detrusor over-activity in two patients but no evidence of CNS involvement, evidence that bladder overactivity occurs by probable pelvic nerve irritation.

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