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Neurosci Lett. 1979 Feb;11(2):171-5.

The nervous system-specific S-100 antigen in cerebrospinal fluid of multiple sclerosis patients.

Abstract

The nervous system-specific S-100 antigen has been found in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of 13 out of 18 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), whereas it was undetectable in either of the 11 control patients with minor psychic disturbances or with neurological disorders not usually associated with apparent parenchymal lesion. The levels of the antigen appeared to be higher in CSF of patients in the acute phase of the disease. Though the small number of cases hampers final statements, the S-100 in CSF might serve as a possible index of active cell injury in the central nervous system underlying the pathogenesis of MS.

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