J Clin Microbiol. 2011 Mar 2.
Discriminating Lyme neuroborreliosis from other neuro-inflammatory diseases using levels of CXCL13 in cerebrospinal fluid.
Department of Medical Microbiology, Centre of Infectious Diseases, Leiden University Medical Centre, PO Box 9600 RC, Leiden, the Netherlands; Department of Neurology, Leiden University Medical Centre, PO Box 9600 RC, Leiden, the Netherlands; Department of Medical Microbiology, OLVG Hospital, PO Box 95500, 1090 HM Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
CXCL13 in CSF could be an important component for diagnosing Lyme neuroborreliosis (LNB).
Levels of intrathecal CXCL13 were determined in fifty-eight LNB patients and 210 controls; sensitivity was 88% and specificity was 89% (cut-off 250pg/ml). In the diagnosis of LNB elevated levels of CXCL13 can aid the diagnosis, but levels should be interpreted with care.
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