Table 4

Relation of serum antibody to the RRPFF containing peptide (MS-1) and Epstein–Barr virus among multiple sclerosis and control populations

Antibody to RRPFF peptide4-150
Antibody to EBV viral capsid antigen
Positive35 (10) 21 (5)
 Negative1§ 31§
  • 4-150 Positive=OD ⩾0.2; VCA positive=IFA titre ⩾1:10;numbers in parentheses are patients with multiple sclerosis. All were VCA positive; §includes 10 patients who were EBV VCA negative, but CMV positive, one of whom had a low but positive (OD=0.27) titre to the RRPFF peptide.