How is spinal cord infarction differentiated from AIDP?

Updated: Jul 26, 2018
  • Author: Thomas F Scott, MD; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Differentiate spinal cord infarction from acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculopathy (AIDP, Guillain-Barré syndrome) by following the diagnostic criteria for AIDP. The ADIP radiculopathy usually does not involve sphincter dysfunction and has a different pattern of sensory deficit (typical of peripheral neuropathy), with distal loss in the extremities and lacking a sensory level on the body.


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