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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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The absence of CSF oligoclonal bands at the time of diagnosis is a good prognostic factor [7].
Oligoclonal bands are rarely present in the cerebrospinal fluid and when observed, are transient.
5) There are 2 abnormal mirror CSF/serum patterns, that is, type 4, identical oligoclonal bands in CSF and serum indicating systemic inflammation, and type 5, monoclonal bands in CSF and serum suggesting monoclonal protein; neither demonstrates local IgG synthesis.
Examination of cerebrospinal fluid often reveals an elevated total protein with oligoclonal bands, normal to low glucose, and possibly mild pleocytosis of monocytic or lymphocytic predominance.
Our patient fulfills the MS category ([less than or equal to] 1 criterion) since oligoclonal bands were present and there was no radiological evidence of grey-matter involvement.
Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) studies show lymphocytic pleocytosis and oligoclonal bands.
In the present study, we observed that a substantial percentage of the samples had a diagnosis of demyelinating diseases, especially MS, as their diagnostic protocol included the presence of oligoclonal bands of Ig G and/or the index of Ig G in CSF (4).
3], elevated protein of 75 mg/dL, normal glucose, and eight unique oligoclonal bands by electrophoresis (normal: none), indicative of immunoglobulin production by plasma cells and central nervous system disease.
In the Arkansas study, four of the eight patients who had a lumbar puncture had an elevated IgG index and positive oligoclonal bands.
the disease-causing abilities of antibodies found in the oligoclonal bands in the spinal fluid of people with MS
7), which may indicate a breakdown of the blood-brain barrier, mild mononuclear pleocytosis, myelin debris, oligoclonal bands, and slightly elevated protein (50-100 mg/100 ml).