Motor and sensory demyelinating mononeuropathy multiplex (multifocal motor and sensory demyelinating neuropathy): a separate entity or a variant of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy?J Peripher Nerv Syst. 1997; 2(4):362-9.JP
We report 16 patients with motor and sensory demyelinating mononeuropathy multiplex (MSDMM) or multifocal motor and sensory demyelinating neuropathy (MMSDN). These patients had the clinical pattern of motor and sensory mononeuropathy multiplex, electrophysiological evidence of demyelination including conduction block, and segmental demyelination in the sural nerve biopsy. Sixty per cent of patients had high CSF protein. Eighty per cent of patients showed good responsiveness to steroid treatment. Unlike multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN), MSDMM is characterized by a shorter course, sensory deficits and sensory nerve conduction abnormalities, absence of GM1 antibody in most patients tested, and a good response to steroid therapy. We believe that MSDMM represents a variant of chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP) and an intermediate link between CIDP and MMN.