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Neurology. 2005 Apr 26;64(8):1468-70.

Neuropathy resembling CIDP in patients receiving tumor necrosis factor-alpha blockers.

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  • 1Service de Rhumatologie, Groupe Hospitalier Pellegrin, CHU de Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France.


Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TauNuFalpha) blockers are effective in the treatment of inflammatory arthritis but can induce autoimmune disorders including multiple sclerosis. Described are two patients who developed chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy after initiation of anti-TNFalpha treatment.

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