Three patients with chronic polyneuropathy of unknown origin were found to have abnormalities in humoral immunity characterized by anti-nerve antibodies, cold-reactive anti-lymphocyte antibodies, and circulating immune complexes. In two patients, clinical improvement coincided with plasmapheresis and removal of the anti-nerve antibodies. Certain patients with idiopathic peripheral neuropathy may benefit from therapy directed at correcting immunologic abnormalities.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||New York State Journal of Medicine|
|State||Published - 1985|
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