Immunoglobulin levels in serum and cerebrospinal fluid in certain viral infections of the central nervous system.

  • Rupali Prasad
  • Published 1983 in The Journal of infectious diseases


It is seriously debated whether the presence of immunoglobulins in CSF is due to local production, diffusion of proteins through the blood-brain barrier, or both. Tourtellotte et al [1] strongly suggest that in both healthy and diseased individuals, immunoglobulins are synthesized extravascularly and subsequently diffuse into the CSF. Cohen and Bannister [2… (More)


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