Cellular hypersensitization to peripheral nervous antigens in the Guillain-Barré syndrome.

Autor(es): Sheremata W,Colby S,Lusky G,Cosgrove J B

Resumo: The macrophage migration inhibition factor assay was used as a specific measure of cellular hypersensitivity to peripheral nervous system antigen in a large group of Guillain-Barre patients and control subjects. Lymphocytes from 34 patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome, 33 with other peripheral nervous system disease, and 33 normal controls were assayed for production of macrophage migration inhibition factor. A mean of 101 +/- 7.2 was obtained in the control group, 70 +/- 16.3 in the Guillain-Barre syndrome group, and 96 +/- 11.3 in those with other peripheral nervous system disease. Twenty-six of the 34 patients with Guillain-Barre syndrome, two patients with myeloradiculitis, and two with Bell's palsy gave significant values. These results support the hypothesis that cellular hypersensitization to peripheral nervous system antigens is a pathogenetic factor in Guillain-Barre syndrome.

Imprenta: Neurology, v. 25, n. 9, p. 833-839, 1975

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cell ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Cytokines ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Epidemiology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology

Data de publicação: 1975