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Aims: The aim of this study was to assess the correlation between IgG index values and the number of the oligoclonal IgG bands (OCB) in the cerebrospinal fl uid (CSF) of patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). Material and Methods: The set of 150 patients consisted of 41 males and 109 females (aged 18-68, mean 36.6 ± 10.1 years). The CSF collected by a lumbar puncture was examined evaluating intrathecal synthesis using the IgG index and determining OCB. The number of alkaline OCB in the CSF wasdoi:10.5507/bp.2008.038 pmid:19219215 fatcat:d7espvw4izg6dh6tgfs7wcm43y