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Band

Any range between two limits. For example, government regulation may establish a band of acceptable inflation rates and take steps to ensure they remain within that band.
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Huang, "Oligoclonal bands in multiple sclerosis cerebrospinal fluid: an update on methodology and clinical usefulness," Journal of Neuroimmunology, vol.
The lumbar puncture revealed high pressure of the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and oligoclonal bands of IgG, which were found also in the blood serum.
On their first lumbar puncture, only 8 patients (38%) showed positive oligoclonal bands (OCB).
Lumbar puncture revealed CSF lymphocyte-predominant pleocytosis and also oligoclonal bands, indicating intrathecal synthesis of immunoglobulin.
Oligoclonal bands in CSF among NMOSD patients were remarkably lower than that among MS (MS: 59%, NMOSD: 20%; ?[sup]2 = 25.7, P < 0.01).
The absence of oligoclonal bands is another characteristic for the exclusion of acute fulminant multiple sclerosis.
This revealed a normal myelin basic protein but with eight oligoclonal bands restricted to the CSF.
Multiple IgG bands present in CSF but not in serum are diagnostic of oligoclonal bands, consistent with multiple sclerosis.
The IgG index R-value (relative IgG/albumin ratio in CSF and serum) was mildly elevated at 0.73, but oligoclonal bands were absent.
Oligoclonal bands (OBs) were not detected in the CSF and aquaporin 4 antibodies were negative.
Oligoclonal bands were negative and IgG index was normal.
Multiple regression analyses were performed separately for male and female patients with dependent variable serum leptin levels or leptin/BMI ratio and independent variables duration of illness, relapse, oligoclonal bands in CSF, gadolinium enhancing lesions in MRI, and EDSS score.