Cryptococcal meningoencephalitis: intrathecal immunological response

L. La Mantia, A. Salmaggi, L. Tajoli, D. Cerrato, E. Lamperti, A. Nespolo, G. Bussone

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Abstract

The intrathecal immune response is reported in a patient with cryptococcal meningoencephalitis. CSF IgM and IgG levels were significantly related to the favourable clinical evolution. IgM response was specifically directed against the pathological agent, while IgG were mostly non-specific. The data are discussed and compared with the other chronic infections of the central nervous system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)362-366
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Neurology
Volume233
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1986

Keywords

  • Cerebrospinal fluid immunoglobulins
  • Cryptococcus neoformans
  • Meningoencephalitis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology

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