Detection of serum anticerebellar antibodies in patients with Miller Fisher syndrome

Autor(es): Inoue A,Koh C,Iwahashi T

Resumo: We performed Western blot analysis to detect anticerebellar antibodies in the serum of patients with Miller Fisher syndrome (MFS). We studied 7 MFS patients, 6 Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) patients and 10 normal healthy persons as controls. Six MFS patients (86%) had IgG antibodies against mouse cerebellar protein, whereas 3 GBS patients (50%) and 4 healthy controls (40%) had antibodies. The mean number of antibodies in the serum of patient with MFS was 2.43, which was significantly more than that of GBS patients (mean 0.67) and healthy control (mean 0.70). This finding suggests variability and complexity of target in nervous systems that suffer aberrant immunity in MFS, and may also reflect the variability and heterogeneity of the pathogenesis of this syndrome.

Imprenta: European Neurology, v. 42, n. 4, p. 230-234, 1999

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1159/000008113

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Proteins ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Antibodies ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Immunology ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 1999