Characterization of neuropathies associated with elevated IgM serum levels Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Immunoglobulin M
  • Peripheral Nervous System Diseases
  • Polyradiculoneuropathy

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • February 15, 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jns.2004.11.047

PubMed ID

  • 15694197

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 155

end page

  • 60

volume

  • 228

number

  • 2