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Presentation – Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the diagnosis of MS

This presentation covers cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the diagnosis of MS In the context of MS „positive CSF“ means detection of intrathecal synthesis of immunoglobulins as a surrogate of chronic immune activation.



Florian Deisenhammer is presently Professor of Neurology at the University of Innsbruck in Austria. After graduating in 1989 from the University of Vienna Medical School, he finished training in clinical Neurology at Innsbruck Medical University in 1996 and became senior staff member since then. He is heading the neuroimmunology and multiple sclerosis unit and the neuroimmunological laboratory. His clinical work focuses on general neurology and neuroimmunology, particularly multiple sclerosis. His main scientific interest is MS therapy monitoring, specifically antibodies against MS drugs and other biomarkers in CSF and blood. He issued guideline papers on CSF and led a workpackage in an EU project on interferon antibodies (NABINMS) as well as a broader EU project on immunogenicity of biopharmaceuticals in general (ABIRISK). He received several prices for his scientific work. He is a member of various international and national societies including the Austrian Medical Society, the International Society of Neuroimmunology, board member of the German society of neurochemistry and CSF diagnostics, the task force on CSF, and member of the editorial board of the Journal Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders (MSARD).


Harald Hegen Medizinische Universität Innsbruck. Department of Neurology.




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    Florian Deisenhammer, Harald Hegen
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    May 30, 2023
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