Oligoclonal bands are a constant, non-modifiable feature of CSF examination in SSPE. We studied CSF oligoclonal IgG banding pattern in a long-surviving SSPE patient treated with serial courses of intrathecal α-IFN. α-IFN administration did not significantly modify the clinical status of the patient. Oligoclonal IgG banding pattern varied during the 58 month-long treatment. Oligoclonal bands disappeared at the end of the first course only to reappear during the third course, 2 years later, with a different electrophoretic pattern. We conclude that oligoclonal bands may transiently disappear from the CSF of long-surviving SSPE patients. Although α-IFN treatment induces no clinical improvement, it might affect the quality of Ig production.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Italian Journal of Neurological Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1991|
- oligoclonal bands
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Neurology