S U Bamborschke

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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)
Two cases of opportunistic cerebral infections in HIV-negative cancer patients due to chemotherapy induced immunosuppression are reported. A 61-year-old patient with low grade lymphoma (immunocytoma as referred to the Kiel classification) developed stereotactical biopsy proven toxoplasmic encephalitis 6 months after initiation of fludarabine treatment. The(More)
Fibromuscular dysplasia (FMD) is a non-atheromatous, non-inflammatory, segmental arteriopathy of unknown etiology. Fibroplasia of the tunica media is most common. After the renal arteries, the carotid arteries are most frequently affected. Angiographically beaded and tubular stenoses are seen. Complete occlusions and spontaneous dissection of the carotid(More)
Electrodiagnostic testing (electromyography, electroneuronography, and blink reflex) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) examination (cell count, immunoglobulins, and antigen-specific intrathecal immunoglobulin G synthesis against herpes simplex virus, varicella zoster virus, cytomegalovirus, and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu latu) were performed in 56 patients with(More)
OBJECTIVE We studied the individual course of interferon gamma producing blood lymphocyte count (IFGC) of 15 multiple sclerosis patients started on 8 MIU beta interferon administered subcutaneously each other day. METHODS Mononuclear blood cells were prepared before treatment and on day 3, 9, 15, as well as after month 1, 2, 3 and 4 of therapy. After(More)
A patient with a stage IV mantle cell lymphoma (according to the REAL classification) was treated with high-dose chemotherapy and autologous bone marrow transplantation. One year later while on alpha-interferon immunotherapy she suffered from progressive loss of short-term memory and reported difficulties in recognizing objects. Magnetic resonance imaging(More)
Mollaret's recurrent aseptic meningitis is a rare disease of unknown etiology and excellent prognosis, characterized by short attacks of meningeal irritation, fever and pleocytosis with first polymorphonuclear, then mononuclear predominance. A case is reported, in which the characteristic so-called endothelial cells in the CSF were identified as monocytes(More)
Leukocyte subsets in CSF and peripheral blood (PB) were determined in 21 patients with acute inflammation of the CNS using the monoclonal antibodies OKT3, OKT4, OKT8, Leu12, and OKM1 in an immunoperoxidase slide assay. There was a predominance of OKT3-positive cells in nearly all samples. Significant differences between acute aseptic and bacterial(More)