Table 4

 Streptococcal and anti-basal ganglia antibody results

GroupPost-streptococcal autoimmune dyskinesia (n = 40)Neurology controls (n = 100)Uncomplicated streptococcal infection (n = 40)Autoimmune controls (n = 50)
Positive ABGA Western immunoblotting defined as specific antibody reactivity to discrete basal ganglia antigens (positive binding to molecular weight antigens).
ABGA ELISA
    Mean (95% CI)0.396 (0.341 to 0.451)0.229 (0.207 to 0.251)0.189 (0.171 to 0.207)0.251 (0.20 to 0.302)
ABGA Western B
    % positive92.5%4%2%10%
Antigen binding
    40 kDa47.5%1%0%4%
    45 kDa40%0%0%0%
    60 kDa42.5%1%2%2%
    80 kDa25%0%0%0%
    Other30, 35, 42, 62, 95 kDa42, 43, 95 kDa35 kDa35, 50 kDa
p value<0.0001<0.001<0.0001