February 1979
Volume 18, Issue 2
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Cell mediated immunity to human myelin basic protein in Vogt-Koyahagi-Harada syndrome.
Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science February 1979, Vol.18, 204-206. doi:
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      R S Manor, E Livni, S Cohen; Cell mediated immunity to human myelin basic protein in Vogt-Koyahagi-Harada syndrome.. Invest. Ophthalmol. Vis. Sci. 1979;18(2):204-206.

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Abstract

An immunological basis for neurological involvement in Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada syndrome was sought by means of the migration-inhibition factor technique with human myelin basic protein. The test was carried out in four patients who had recent manifestations of the syndrome, two of whom were evaluated both before and after initiation of steroid treatment; in one patient 4 years after recovery from the syndrome; in three patients having uveitis of other causes, and in 12 healthy controls. The results were positive in all four patients who had recent manifestations, whereas they were negative in all the others. This finding may constitute evidence of a cell-mediated immunity toward components of the nervous system in this disease entity.

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