Research Article: Antibody Responses to Mycoplasma pneumoniae: Role in Pathogenesis and Diagnosis of Encephalitis?

Date Published: June 12, 2014

Publisher: Public Library of Science

Author(s): Patrick M. Meyer Sauteur, Bart C. Jacobs, Emiel B. M. Spuesens, Enno Jacobs, David Nadal, Cornelis Vink, Annemarie M. C. van Rossum, Kasturi Haldar.

http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1003983

Abstract

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The pathogenesis of encephalitis associated with the respiratory pathogen Mycoplasma pneumoniae is not well understood. A direct infection of the central nervous system (CNS) and an immune-mediated process have been discussed [1]. Recent observations suggest that intrathecally detectable antibodies against the bacterium, which can serve to establish the etiology of encephalitis, may indeed mediate the disease.

 

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http://doi.org/10.1371/journal.ppat.1003983

 

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