Abdullahi Mohamed, Thomas Krøigård, Thomas Agerbo Gaist, Lars Kjøbsted Markvardsen, Søren Sindrup, Henning Andersen & Morten Blaabjerg:
Antibodies in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy
Ugeskr Læger 2018;180:V08180526
Recent studies have identified specific immunoglobulin (Ig) G4 antibodies against the paranodal proteins neurofascin 155 and contactin 1 in subgroups of patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP). These patients present with distinct clinical phenotypes and poor response to first-line therapy with intravenous Ig. Detection of these antibodies in patients with CIDP has diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic implications. This review summarises the current knowledge on clinical characteristics, pathogenesis and treatment of these patients.