Cerebrospinal fluid immunoelectrophoresis in multiple sclerosis

O. J. Kolar, P. H. Rice, F. H. Jones, R. J. Defalque, J. Kincaid

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In 95 patients with definite multiple sclerosis (MS) cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytomorphology, protein electrophoresis and immunoelectrophoresis using antisera to human serum, Fab fragments of immunoglobulin G(IgG) and to kappa and lambda light chains and the CSF IgG concentration were examined. In the CSF diagnosis of MS, the set of the examinations used is considered to be superior to any individual laboratory technique currently applied in the diagnostic process of MS. In the set of the CSF examinations, CSF immunoelectrophoresis revealed abnormal findings in patients with MS in whom presence of bands (oligoclonal gammopathy) in the gamma-globulin field of the CSF electropherogram and/or increased concentration of CSF IgG were not demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-230
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Neurological Sciences
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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