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January 1973

Plasminogen in Normal and Abnormal Human Cerebrospinal Fluid

Author Affiliations

Iowa City
From the Blood Coagulation Research Laboratory, Division of Hematology-Oncology and the departments of medicine and pathology, University of Iowa, Iowa City.

Arch Neurol. 1973;28(1):64-66. doi:10.1001/archneur.1973.00490190082012

Plasminogen concentrations in normal and abnormal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were studied. Normal CSF contained none or only trace amounts of plasminogen, whereas higher levels of plasminogen were found in CSF from patients with various neurological disorders. There was no special trend for the increased plasminogen to be associated with any particular neurological disease. Good correlation was noted between CSF plasminogen and protein values.

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