MRI and CSF oligoclonal bands after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in MS.

@article{Saiz2001MRIAC,
  title={MRI and CSF oligoclonal bands after autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in MS.},
  author={Albert Saiz and Eric Carreras and Joan Berenguer and Jordi Yag{\"u}e and Carmen Mart{\'i}nez and Per M{\aa}rin and Montserrat Comas Rovira and Teresa Pujol and Txomin Arbizu and Francesc Graus},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={2001},
  volume={56 8},
  pages={1084-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To analyze the MRI and CSF oligoclonal bands (OB) changes in patients with MS who underwent an autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (AHSCT). BACKGROUND AHSCT is evaluated as an alternative therapy in severe MS. In previous series of AHSCT for MS, data on MRI or OB outcome were limited or not provided. METHODS Five patients with a median Kurtzke's EDSS score of 6.5, more than two attacks, and confirmed worsening of the EDSS in the previous year received an AHSCT… CONTINUE READING
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