We aimed to clarify the disability progression and platelet aggregative function in atopic myelitis (AM). Seventeen AM patients and 35 healthy controls were subjected to clinico-allergological evaluations and glycoprotein IIb/IIIa (GP IIb/IIIa) measurements using a VerifyNow assay system. In AM patients, the disease duration had significant positive correlations with the Kurtzke Expanded Disability Status Scale scores and Sensory Functional Scale scores. The GP IIb/IIIa values were significantly higher in AM patients than in controls as well as in females compared with males. AM is essentially a progressive disease affecting the sensory system, and involves an increased platelet aggregative function.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Immunology and Allergy
- Clinical Neurology