The majority of the cases studied (16 out of the 18) also had motor and sensory cranial nerve involvement, causing paralysis of some of the eye muscles (ophthalmoplegia), difficulty swallowing, difficulty articulating words and, rarely, respiratory muscle weakness. These symptoms were constant in some people, but for others the symptoms came and went.
In general, CANOMAD syndrome tends to have a chronic course that often extends over decades.
Related diseases are conditions that have similar signs and symptoms. A health care provider may consider these conditions in the table below when making a diagnosis. Please note that the table may not include all the possible conditions related to this disease.
Conditions with similar signs and symptoms from Orphanet
Differential diagnosis includes other inflammatory peripheral neuropathies, particularly chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, as well as vascular and demyelinating brainstem lesions.
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