Monday May 29th 2017

Antibody may be detectable in blood years before MS symptoms appear

An antibody found in the blood of people with multiple sclerosis may be present long before the onset of the disease and its symptoms, according to a study. For the study, 16 healthy blood donors who were later diagnosed with MS were compared to 16 healthy blood donors of the same age and sex who did not develop MS. Scientists looked for a specific antibody to KIR4.1. Samples were collected between two and nine months before the first symptoms of MS appeared. KIR4.1 antibodies were found in the people with pre-clinical MS several years before the first clinical attack. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)

Original post: 

Antibody may be detectable in blood years before MS symptoms appear

Leave a Comment

More from category

New sleep system helps profoundly disabled 5-year-old boy with complex care needs to get full night’s sleep
New sleep system helps profoundly disabled 5-year-old boy with complex care needs to get full night’s sleep

A 5-year-old boy, who is profoundly disabled and has complex needs, has been given his first full night’s sleep [Read More]

Revisions Underway to McDonald Criteria on MS Diagnosis Revisions Underway to McDonald Criteria on MS Diagnosis
Revisions Underway to McDonald Criteria on MS Diagnosis Revisions Underway to McDonald Criteria on MS Diagnosis

An expert panel is tackling the first revision to the multiple sclerosis diagnostic criteria in 7 years. Among proposed [Read More]

Connecticut State Budget Call to Action
Connecticut State Budget Call to Action

/About-the-Society/News/Connecticut-State-Budget-Call-to-Action [Read More]

A Surge of New Drug Data in Multiple Sclerosis A Surge of New Drug Data in Multiple Sclerosis
A Surge of New Drug Data in Multiple Sclerosis A Surge of New Drug Data in Multiple Sclerosis

Medscape sits down with two neurologists to discuss advances in multiple sclerosis as presented at this year's American [Read More]

Progress on Bills to Address Step Therapy
Progress on Bills to Address Step Therapy

/About-the-Society/News/Progress-on-Bills-to-Address-Step-Therapy [Read More]