Auto‐immune polyradiculoneuropathy and a novel IgG biomarker in workers exposed to aerosolized porcine brain

@article{Tracy2011AutoimmunePA,
  title={Auto‐immune polyradiculoneuropathy and a novel IgG biomarker in workers exposed to aerosolized porcine brain},
  author={Jennifer A. Tracy and P. James B. Dyck},
  journal={Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System},
  year={2011},
  volume={16}
}
  • J. Tracy, P. Dyck
  • Published 1 June 2011
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System
Twenty‐four patients, all of whom were exposed to aerosolized porcine brain tissue through work‐place environment (abattoir), developed a syndrome of immune‐mediated polyradiculoneuropathy; three also had central nervous system manifestations (transverse myelitis, meningoencephalitis, and aseptic meningitis). Patients had characteristic electrophysiological findings of very distal and proximal conduction slowing (prolonged distal and F‐wave latencies, regions where the blood‐nerve barrier is… 
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