Frequency of anti-nuclear antibodies in multiple sclerosis

Susan Barned, Andrew D. Goodman, David H. Mattson

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We found anti-nuclear antibodies (ANA) in 26.7% of 150 relapsing-remitting and in 30.4% of 23 chronic progressive definite multiple sclerosis (MS) patients bv retromective chart review. These Datients did not have systemic hpus emhemato. Since ANA are not pathogenically relevant in MS, they are false-positive, and likely reflect systemic immune dys-regulation in MS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)384-385
Number of pages2
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology

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