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Ann Neurol. 2003 Oct;54(4):459-63.

Oligoclonal immunoglobulins in cerebrospinal fluid during varicella zoster virus (VZV) vasculopathy are directed against VZV.

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Department of Neurology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO 80262, USA. mark.burgoon@uchsc.edu

Abstract

Limited analyses of cerebrospinal fluid from patients with central nervous system infections have shown that the oligoclonal IgG is antibody directed against the agent that causes disease. Using a new method involving binding of IgG to beads coated with lysates prepared from candidate infectious antigens, we showed that the oligoclonal IgG in cerebrospinal fluid of a patient with chronic varicella zoster virus vasculopathy is directed against the causative virus. This approach holds promise in identifying and purifying the relevant oligoclonal IgGs in inflammatory central nervous system diseases of unknown cause.

PMID:
14520657
PMCID:
PMC3293399
DOI:
10.1002/ana.10685
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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