Multiple Sclerosis: Presence of Lymphatic Capillaries and Lymphoid Tissue in the Brain and Spinal Cord

  • J. W. Prineas
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The persistence of perivascular inflammatory cell cuffs which are rich in plasma cells in some old MS plaques suggests that the putative MS antigen may be continuously expressed in such lesions [1, 2, 4]. This report describes recent findings [5] concerning the manner in which these cells are organized in plaque perivascular spaces.


Multiple Sclerosis Plasma Cell Lymphoid Tissue Motor Neuron Disease Perivascular Space 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. W. Prineas
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Neurology ServiceVeterans Administration HospitalEast OrangeUSA
  2. 2.Department of Neurosciences, College of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyNew Jersey Medical SchoolNewarkUSA

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