botox antibody test?


Posted by kcoutant , Aug 02,2001,12:45   Archive
Is there a test a doctor can perform to determine if a patient has the antibodies that make them resistent to botox-a?



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Posted by Virginia , Aug 02,2001,14:10 Top of Thread Archive
Yes, there is, but I don't know anything about it.



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Posted by Alan Phair , Aug 02,2001,20:12 Top of Thread Archive
There is an anti body test that you can take. I had it done several years ago by my doctor as the botox was not working for me. For the life of me however, I cannot remember how he did it. I think that he took a blood sample and sent it away for analysis. It took a couple of months to get back. Mine was negative as he says most are. Very few people build up antibodies against the botox according to him. Interestingly however, he suggested that maybe we should test me again as it is possible to change after several years....Alan



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Posted by Virginia , Aug 02,2001,22:29 Top of Thread Archive
I did find a little about this on a web site - see link below. The article is lengthy, but you can scroll down to the section titled "Development of antibodies to BTX". Maybe this will shed some light on your question.

On the dystonia chat email, a representative from Allergan said that antibodies were more likely to be found in people receiving 400+ units of botox - more than those of us with only BEB are likely to be getting. Related link: http://www.emedicine.com/neuro/topic585.htm




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Posted by kcoutant , Aug 03,2001,08:31 Top of Thread Archive
Thank you, that answers my question. KCoutant



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Posted by Sally - in - Idaho , Aug 03,2001,19:23 Top of Thread Archive
My doctor sent me for the antibodies test ... it is a simple blood test.

Sally in North Idaho




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