Multifocal motor neuropathy and Campylobacter jejuni reactivity

Fabrizia Terenghi, Silvia Allaria, Guglielmo Scarlato, Eduardo Nobile-Orazio

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Abstract

In some patients, Campylobacter jejuni infection has been associated with the development of multifocal motor neuropathy (MMN) and high titers of antiganglioside antibodies. The authors measured anti-C. jejuni antibodies by ELISA and immunoblot in 20 patients with MMN, and correlated their presence with antiganglioside reactivity and a history of recent diarrhea. Only one patient had high titers of anti-C. jejuni antibodies, indicating that C. jejuni is unlikely to be involved in the pathogenesis of MMN in most patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)282-284
Number of pages3
JournalNeurology
Volume59
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 23 2002

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)

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