Our division, working in conjunction with the UAB Center for Neuroimmunology and the Multiple Sclerosis Center, fosters clinical, research and educational activities in the area of neuroimmunology with emphasis on multiple sclerosis. Approximately 300 new patient evaluations for multiple sclerosis are performed annually. In addition, patients with myasthenia gravis, the Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome, Guillain-Barre syndrome, chronic demyelinating polyneuropathy, sarcoidosis, neuro-Behcet's disease, paraneoplastic syndromes, vasculitides, inflammatory myopathies and other neuroimmunologic disorders are assessed and managed.
Our neuroimmunology/MS fellowship offers active participation by fellows in a program that combines clinical patient care and investigation in an environment that has immunopathogenesis of demyelinating disease as its principle focus.
Investigators in our division conduct both basic and clinical research in the areas of experimental allergic encephalomyelitis, immunological and structural studies of the idiotypic network in demyelinating disease, immunochemical features of myelin basic protein, and the relationship of myelin basic protein-like material and para-cresol sulfate. New programs of research are in the areas of delayed myelinogenesis and in magnetic resonance spectroscopy and demyelinating disease.
For general questions about the division, contact:
UAB Division of Neuroimmunology
1720 7th Avenue South, Sparks Center 440
Birmingham, AL 35294
For patient appointments, contact:
The Kircklin Clinic
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