Effect of IgG immunoadsorption on serum cytokines in MG and LEMS patients

Fulvio Baggi, Federica Ubiali, Sara Nava, Valeria Nessi, Francesca Andreetta, Andrea Rigamonti, Lorenzo Maggi, Renato Mantegazza, Carlo Antozzi

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We investigated the effect of IgG immunoadsorption (IA) on cytokine network in patients with treatment-resistant Myasthenia Gravis (MG) and Lambert-Eaton Syndrome (LEMS). We observed upregulation of interleukin (IL)-10, an anti-inflammatory and B cells growth factor, and reduction of pro-inflammatory factors such as IL-18 and IL-17, in both MG and LEMS after IA. Our observation suggests that the massive removal of antibodies might induce modifications of the cytokine balance linked to T and B cells mediated autoimmunity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)104-110
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Neuroimmunology
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - Sep 15 2008


  • Immunoadsorption
  • Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroimmunology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Neurology


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