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BACKGROUND A polyspecific, intrathecal humoral immune response against neurotropic viruses such as measles, rubella and varicella zoster virus (MRZ reaction, MRZR) is present in 80-100% of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), but has not to date been evaluated in patients with neuromyelitis optica (NMO). AIMS To evaluate whether MRZR distinguishes NMO(More)
OBJECTIVES A number of neurological syndromes may be evoked by involvement of the nervous system due to systemic diseases such as lupus erythematodes, sarcoidosis, Behçet's disease and Sjögren's syndrome (SS) and may be confounded with another chronic inflammatory disease which is restricted to the central nervous system, e.g. multiple sclerosis (MS).(More)
As response to interferon beta (IFNB) treatment, a 50% reduction of the mean relapse rate compared to pretreatment values has been reported. However, individual responses vary considerably, ranging from no reduction in exacerbation frequency to complete suppression of relapses for at least two years. At the moment, valid predictors for IFNB response are(More)
An intrathecal polyspecific antibody response is a well known finding in multiple sclerosis. However, little is known about the evolution of intrathecal antibodies over time and their impact on the disease progress. Therefore, we focused in this study on the intrathecal polyspecific antibody response in multiple sclerosis. Here we present a follow-up study(More)
It has long been known that the majority of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) display an intrathecal, polyspecific humoral immune response to a broad panel of neurotropic viruses. This response has measles virus, rubella virus and varicella zoster virus as its most frequent constituents and is thus referred to as the MRZ reaction (MRZR). Re-evaluation(More)
UNLABELLED Currently, neurochemical dementia diagnostics (NDD) are increasingly entering routine clinical neurochemistry, offering improved early and differential diagnosis of dementias. However, there is an obvious lack of standardization in pre-analytical sample handling and systematic quality surveys. Therefore, in this study, 14 laboratories in Germany,(More)
Recent clinical studies in multiple sclerosis (MS) provide new data on the treatment of clinically isolated syndromes, on secondary progression, on direct comparison of immunomodulatory treatments and on dosing issues. All these studies have important implications for the optimized care of MS patients. The multiple sclerosis therapy consensus group (MSTCG)(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the time course of immunoglobulin, B and plasma cells in the blood and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) before and during rituximab treatment in a patient with severe relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (MS) in relation to clinical and MRI findings. METHODS Immunoglobulins in the CSF were measured by nephelometry and detected by(More)
OBJECTIVES In animal models and in vitro studies leptomeninges have been shown to be the origin of neurotrophic substances that support the survival and growth of neuronal cells. Because dementia is associated with neuronal loss, we investigated whether leptomeningeal dysfunction may be involved in the pathogenesis of dementia disorders. METHODS We(More)
Fatigue describes the presence of a pronounced and advanced state of weariness. People with fatigue need more energy and it takes more effort to perform different activities than expected when compared to the patients disability. Fatigue can be observed in up to 92 % of patients suffering from multiple sclerosis. In the presented study, the German fatigue(More)