Table 6

Specificity of the EFNS/PNS and EAN/PNS criteria in typical CIDP and its variants

EFNS/PNS electrodiagnostic criteria for possible CIDPEFNS/PNS electrodiagnostic criteria for probable/definite CIDPEAN/PNS electrodiagnostic criteria for possible CIDPEAN/PNS electrodiagnostic criteria for CIDPP value
DADS/distal CIDP, n (%)85/122 (70%)103/122 (84%)30/34 (88%)33/34 (97%)0.046*
LSS/multifocal CIDP and focal CIDP, n (%)8/13 (62%)11/13 (89%)4/5 (75%)5/5 (100%)
Sensory CIDP, n (%)17/27 (63%)22/27 (81%)108/123 (88%)†120/123 (98%)‡0.004*
0.005§
Motor CIDP, n (%)3/4 (75%)4/4 (100%)4/4 (100%)4/4 (100%)
  • *EFNS/PNS electrodiagnostic criteria for possible CIDP versus EAN/PNS electrodiagnostic criteria for possible CIDP.

  • †Patients with electrodiagnostic testing of sensory CIDP and sensory predominant CIDP/clinical diagnosis of sensory CIDP.

  • ‡Patients with electrodiagnostic testing of sensory predominant CIDP/clinical diagnosis of sensory CIDP.

  • §EFNS/PNS electrodiagnostic criteria for probable/definite CIDP versus EAN/PNS electrodiagnostic criteria for CIDP.

  • CIDP, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy; EAN/PNS, european academy of neurology/peripheral nerve society; EFNS/PNS, european federation of neurological societies/peripheral nerve society.