Anti-myelin antibodies in cerebrospinal fluid and serum of patients with meningopolyneuritis Garin-Bujadoux-Bannwarth and other neurological diseases.

Autor(es): Suchanek G,Kristoferitsch W,Stanek G,Bernheimer H

Resumo: Anti-myelin antibodies (AMA) of IgG, IgM, and IgA class were investigated by ELISA in CSF and serum from patients with meningopolyneuritis Garin-Bujadoux-Bannwarth (GBB), other inflammatory diseases of the nervous system (ID) comprising meningoencephalitis (ME), multiple sclerosis (MS), and Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), and various noninflammatory neurological diseases (NID). Anti-Borrelia antibodies (ABA) were determined by ELISA in GBB patients. In CSF, a high incidence of IgG-AMA, IgM-AMA, and IgA-AMA was found in GBB as compared with ID and NID. On average, positive AMA titers were higher in GBB than in ID and NID, IgM-AMA titers in GBB being most prominent. In serum, AMA were found in all but 2 patients investigated. On average, IgM-AMA titers were higher in GBB and MS than in other diseases; IgG-AMA titers in GBB and ME were relatively low. Antibody indices, calculated from titer values and Ig concentrations in CSF and serum, indicate intrathecal synthesis mainly of IgG- and IgA-AMA, and of IgG- and IgM-ABA. Participation of AMA in the pathogenesis of GBB may be envisaged, but needs further confirmation.

Imprenta: Zentralblatt fu?r Bakteriologie, Mikrobiologie, und Hygiene. Series A, Medical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases, Virology, Parasitology, v. 263, n. 1-2, p. 160-168, 1986

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1016/S0176-6724(86)80119-5

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Biosynthesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cell ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology

Data de publicação: 1986