Survey results: OCBs in the diagnosis of MS

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“The preliminary results of this survey are very timely; they show that lumbar puncture and CSF analysis is alive and well; at least in some parts of the world. I am reassured that those of you who completed the survey are interested in knowing your results.”

Other posts in relation to OCBs on this blog:

13 Sep 2012
BACKGROUND: The use of oligoclonal bands (OCBs) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) parameters are established in the diagnosis of MS, but poorly as markers of disease. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of OCBs in 
19 Nov 2011
Background: Intrathecal antibody production manifest as oligoclonal bands (OCBs) is a hallmark of multiple sclerosis (MS). Once present, OCBs can be detected in the cerebrospinal fluid that bathes the CNS throughout the 
20 Feb 2013
#MSBlog: Do you have OCBs in your spinal fluid? It is helpful to know. Kaplan et al. Free light chain monomer – dimer patterns in the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. J Immunol Methods. 2013. doi:pii: S0022-1759(13)00034-3.
03 Nov 2012
Background: Recently, the disappearance of oligoclonal bands (OCBs) from the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of a few natalizumab-treated MSers has been reported. This is interesting since CSF-restricted OCB are believed to 
14 Nov 2012
BACKGROUND: The use of oligoclonal bands (OCBs) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) parameters are established in the diagnosis of MS, but poorly as markers of disease. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the role of OCBs in .
23 Jan 2012
Is it true that the type of OCBs is constant for each MS patient? How wide is the variety of OCB types in MS? What does this mean in terms of MS causation? ReplyDelete. Anonymous Monday, January 23, 2012 12:37:00 pm 

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