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Table 1 Characteristics of the biopsy cases examined

From: The chronically inflamed central nervous system provides niches for long-lived plasma cells

Sample ID Diagnosis Presence CD138+ Ki67 cells Age Treatment Time from first symptoms to biopsy
MS 1 Acute multiple sclerosis + 50 none 4 weeks
MS 2 Acute multiple sclerosis + 22 High dose steroids two weeks prior to biopsy 8 weeks
MS 3 Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis + 66 Mitoxanthrone 14 years
MS 4 Acute multiple sclerosis + 58 unknown 9 years
OND 1 Anti-GABA-B receptor encephalitis + 50 unknown unknown
OND 2 Whipple’s disease + 40 unknown 2 years
OND 3 Tuberculosis + 49 none unknown
OND 4 Progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy after immune reconstitution syndrome (PML-IRIS) + 54 anti-HIV (HAART) unknown
OND 5 IgG4-related disease + 45 none inknown
  1. MS multiple sclerosis, OND other neurological disease