CSF (oligoclonal bands)

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Oligoclonal bands implies, in the absence of oligoclonal bands in the blood, intrathecal production of immunoglobulin. It may therefore be caused by:

  • sarcoid
  • multiple sclerosis
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • subacute sclerosing panencephalitis
  • subarachnoid haemorrhage
  • neurosyphilis
  • CNS lymphoma

Last reviewed 01/2018