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Temporal dynamics of cerebrospinal fluid anti-aquaporin-4 antibodies in patients with neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders.
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PMID:  21316112     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders (NMOSD) are associated with anti-aquaporin-4 autoantibodies (AQP4-IgG). Limited data is available on longitudinal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) AQP4-IgG and their relation to disease activity and inflammatory parameters. AQP4-IgG titers were measured in matched longitudinal serum and CSF samples of 12 patients with NMOSD by an immunofluorescence assay and correlated with clinical parameters. CSF AQP4-IgG were present in patients with high serum titers and correlated with spinal MRI lesion length and CSF parameters. Clinical improvement was associated with a decrease in CSF, but not serum, AQP4-IgG titers. Thus, CSF AQP4-IgG were associated with clinical activity and neuroinflammation.
Irena Dujmovic; Simone Mader; Kathrin Schanda; Florian Deisenhammer; Nebojsa Stojsavljevic; Jelena Kostic; Thomas Berger; Jelena Drulovic; Markus Reindl
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-2-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of neuroimmunology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1872-8421     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Feb 
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Created Date:  2011-2-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8109498     Medline TA:  J Neuroimmunol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Clinic of Neurology, Clinical Center of Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia; Clinical Department of Neurology, Innsbruck Medical University, Innsbruck, Austria.
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