Treatment of patients with neuropathy and anti-MAG IgM M-proteins

E. Nobile-Orazio, L. Baldini, S. Barbieri, P. Marmiroli, G. Spagnol, E. Francomano, G. Scarlato

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Abstract

Five patients with neuropathy and IgM M-proteins that reacted with myelin-associated glycoprotein (MAG) were treated for 10 to 20 months with cytostatic agents. In 2 patients, a decrease in serum M-protein and in anti-MAG IgM levels coincided with a progressive improvement of neuropathy. No clinical improvement and no decrease of anti-MAG IgM were observed in the other patients. The close relationship between the decrease of anti-MAG M-proteins and clinical improvement in these patients supports the pathogenetic role of the M-protein in the neuropathy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Neurology
Volume24
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1988

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  • Neuroscience(all)

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    Nobile-Orazio, E., Baldini, L., Barbieri, S., Marmiroli, P., Spagnol, G., Francomano, E., & Scarlato, G. (1988). Treatment of patients with neuropathy and anti-MAG IgM M-proteins. Annals of Neurology, 24(1), 93-97.