Cerebrospinal fluid kappa free light chains for the diagnosis of multiple sclerosis: A systematic review and meta-analysis

Harald Hegen, Janette Walde, Klaus Berek, Georgina Arrambide, Sharmilee Gnanapavan, Batia Kaplan, Michael Khalil, Ruba Saadeh, Charlotte Teunissen, Hayrettin Tumani, Luisa M Villar, Maria Alice V Willrich, Henrik Zetterberg & Florian Deisenhammer
Background:Intrathecal immunoglobulin-G synthesis is a hallmark of multiple sclerosis (MS), which can be detected by oligoclonal IgG bands (OCB) or by κ-free light chains (κ-FLC) in cerebrospinal fluid.Objective:To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to evaluate whether κ-FLC index has similar diagnostic value to identify patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) or MS compared to OCB, and to determine κ-FLC index cut-off.Methods:PubMed was searched for studies that assessed diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of κ-FLC index...
This data repository is not currently reporting usage information. For information on how your repository can submit usage information, please see our documentation.