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Table 1 Clinical and laboratory characteristics of the patient groups.

From: Hypogelsolinemia, a disorder of the extracellular actin scavenger system, in patients with multiple sclerosis

      CSF
Clinical group Total number (females) Age (years) EDSS Q(Alb) Total protein (μg/ml) Lymphocytes
MS* 56 (30) 37.5 ± 10.5 1.5 ± 0.6 6.5 ± 1.1 381 ± 132 4.1 ± 2.3
Control:       
idiopathic cephalgia 11(9) 45.3 ± 25.3 N/A 6.9 ± 1.4 401 ± 165 3.1 ± 2.1
idiopathic (Bell's) facial nerve palsy 7(4) 52.2 ± 18.6 N/A 7.2 ± 0.8 360 ± 182 5.3 ± 2.2
ischialgia due to discopathy 2(0) 45.1 ± 26.2 N/A 6.8 ± 1.8 391 ± 192 4.2 ± 1.1
  1. QAlb - albumin CSF/serum quotient. * oligoclonal IgG bands (type 2 or 3) were present in CSF of all subjects included in this group