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.
- Lambert-Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
- Myasthenia Gravis
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology
- Immunology and Allergy