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Old 12-19-2007, 12:46 PM   #1
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lumbar punctures

anybody good with these reults i had two lps done about a year ago. one showed raised protein and one white cell. the second showed raised igg but no ongio bands.


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Old 12-19-2007, 01:02 PM   #2
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Re: lumbar punctures

LPs are not always positive for MS patients. If they were, the other tests would be defunct. I have never had an abnormal LP. If you have MS, you could be one of the 10-15% of those of us who do not have abnormal LPs.

Old 12-19-2007, 05:51 PM   #3
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Re: lumbar punctures

A raised IgG index indicates an "immune respone" or some kind of inflammation in your cerebrospinal fluid. That in itself, is not indicitive of ms. A raised white cell could could be found in infections and or inflammation i believe. My IgG index was raised and I also had the obands, but a negative MRI to this date. So everyone's different pretty much. Hope this helps some.

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