Analyses of haptoglobin level in the cerebrospinal fluid and serum of patients with neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis.

@article{Chang2013AnalysesOH,
  title={Analyses of haptoglobin level in the cerebrospinal fluid and serum of patients with neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis.},
  author={Kuo-Hsuan Chang and Mu-Yun Tseng and L S Ro and R R Lyu and Yu-Han Tai and H Chang and Yih-Ru Wu and C-C Huang and Wen-Chuin Hsu and Hung-Chou Kuo and C Chu and Chiung-Mei Chen},
  journal={Clinica chimica acta; international journal of clinical chemistry},
  year={2013},
  volume={417},
  pages={26-30}
}
BACKGROUND Neuromyelitis optica (NMO), which was previously considered a variant of multiple sclerosis (MS), is characterized by recurrent optic neuritis and longitudinally extensive spinal cord lesions. It has been shown that the level of haptoglobin in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is elevated in NMO. However, it is uncertain whether this change is specific to NMO, or is also seen in MS and other neurological diseases. METHODS We used an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) to measure the… CONTINUE READING

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