Six patients with relapsing chronic progressive multiple sclerosis were treated on 2 consecutive days with large amounts of IgG to induce immunosuppression. Peripheral blood lymphocyte subsets were monitored for 5 weeks after IgG treatment to determine immunosuppression. Decreased numbers of B, T, and natural killer lymphocytes were detected after treatment. Lymphocyte numbers were at a nadir 1 week after treatment, but an immunosuppressive effect continued to be present after 5 weeks. Although clinical efficacy was not evident in this brief open trial, the decrease of peripheral lymphocyte numbers and the apparent safety of the procedure warrant further study.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archives of Neurology|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1993|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
- Clinical Neurology