TABLE 3.

Comparison of intrathecal synthesis of borrelial antibodies determined by two distinct methods in patients with different clinical diagnoses

Group and result by the Liaison testaNo. (%) with the indicated result by the Dako neuroborreliosis test
IgMIgG
PosNegAllPosNegAll
LNB
    Pos11 (32.4)6 (17.6)17 (50)12 (35.3)4 (11.8)16 (47.1)
    Neg017 (50)17 (50)1 (2.9)17 (50)18 (52.9)
    All11 (32.4)23 (67.6)34 (100)13 (38.2)21 (61.8)34 (100)
sLNB
    Pos0001 (3.7)1 (3.7)2 (7.4)
    Neg027 (100)27 (100)025 (92.6)25 (92.6)
    All027 (100)27 (100)1 (3.7)26 (96.3)27 (100)
TBE
    Pos1 (3.1)3 (9.4)4 (12.5)2 (6.2)1 (3.1)3 (9.3)
    Neg028 (87.5)28 (87.5)029 (90.6)29 (90.6)
    All1 (3.1)31 (96.9)32 (100)2 (6.2)30 (93.7)32 (100)
  • a The results of the Liaison test were calculated according to the method of Reiber and Lange (14). LNB, Lyme neuroborreliosis; sLNB, suspected Lyme neuroborreliosis; TBE, tick-borne encephalitis; Pos, positive; Neg, negative.