Cerebrospinal Fluid Findings in Japanese Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

  • H. Iwashita
  • Y. Kuroiwa
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Abstract

Recent reports [7, 8, 9, 16] have shown that multiple sclerosis (MS) in Japan, except for its low prevalence rate (estimated to be 1–4 per 100,000 population), is essentially the same as MS in Western countries. However, some [7, 8, 9] of these reports have also pointed out that a racial factor might well be involved in epidemiological and clinical statistics (symptoms and signs) in MS in Japan. Therefore, it is of interest to study the fundamental cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) findings in Japanese patients with MS. It is the purpose of this paper to report the CSF findings in Japanese MS patients.

Keywords

Cellulose Agar Agarose Electrophoresis Neuropathy 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Iwashita
  • Y. Kuroiwa
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Neurology, Neurological Institute, Faculty of MedicineKyushu University60, Fukuoka City 812Japan

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