Characterization of neuropathies associated with elevated IgM serum levels
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
Monoclonal and polyclonal IgM patients have similar distributions of neuropathy phenotypes. Neuropathy in association with elevated serum IgM, with or without monoclonal gammopathy or autoantibody activity, is more likely to be demyelinating or multifocal. Serum quantitative IgM level and immunofixation in neuropathy patients may aid in identification of an immune mediated or a demyelinating component.