A survey of respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza virus type 3 neutralising and immunoprecipitating antibodies in relation to paget disease

Pringle, C.R., Wilkie, M.L. and Elliott, R.M. (1985) A survey of respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza virus type 3 neutralising and immunoprecipitating antibodies in relation to paget disease. Journal of Medical Virology, 17(4), pp. 377-386. (doi:10.1002/jmv.1890170410)

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Abstract


The aetiology of Paget disease of bone has not been established but certain features have suggested involvement of a parainfluenzalike virus. To seek further evidence of the possible role of paramyxoviruses in Paget disease we have surveyed the presence of neutralising and immunoprecipitating antibodies to both respiratory syncytial virus and parainfluenza virus type 3 in the sera of patients attending a bone disease clinic. These two viruses were implicated by the sporadic observation of viral antigen in individual nuclei of osteoclasts in Paget disease bone lesions. A total of 315 samples were obtained from 177 patients attending the clinic during 1 year. Thirty-six of the patients had confirmed Paget disease and the remainder other conditions. All sera possessed neutralising activity to both viruses. The mean titres for each virus were similar in patients with Paget disease and those with other conditions whether matched or not. In the case of respiratory syncytial virus the neutralising titres were distributed closer to the mean in the Paget group and showed little variation in repeat samples taken over periods of up to 1 year in contrast to the greater variability of the control group.

The antigenic specificity of 20 age- and sex-matched sera from each group was examined by immunoprecipitation. No significant differences were observed between Paget and non-Paget patients. These results do not provide confirmation of involvement of either virus in Paget disease, but the serological data suggest that persistent infection with respiratory syncytial virus can occur.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Elliott, Professor Richard
Authors: Pringle, C.R., Wilkie, M.L., and Elliott, R.M.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Infection Immunity and Inflammation
Journal Name:Journal of Medical Virology
ISSN:0146-6615
ISSN (Online):1096-9071

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