As part of a biomarker discovery effort in peripheral blood, we acquired an immunological profile of cell-surface markers from healthy control and untreated subjects with relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS). Fresh blood from each subject was screened ex vivo using a panel of 50 fluorescently labelled monoclonal antibodies distributed amongst 56 pools of four… (More)
Spinal epidural abscess is a rare, but potentially devastating, infection. The atypical involvement of more than five spinal levels (termed "extensive") is very uncommon. In this report we discuss the successful non-operative treatment of a 71-year-old male with an anteriorly located holocord abscess and review the pertinent literature.