A Blood Test for Multiple Sclerosis

H. Offner, G. Konat, J. Clausen

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Abstract

To the Editor: Levy et al.1 have suggested a blood test for multiple sclerosis based on the adherence of lymphocytes to cells persistently infected with measles virus. In multiple sclerosis this reaction was increased. Levy et al.1 reported complete absences of overlapping between multiple sclerosis and control values, suggesting the diagnostic application of the test. Since a diagnostic test for multiple sclerosis is of clinical importance we attempted to reinvestigate the resetting phenomenon in a Danish population. Lymphocytes from 29 patients with different stages of the disease2 and from 29 patients with other neurologic disorder and healthy controls were.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)451-452
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume296
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 24 1977

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  • Medicine(all)

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