Table 1

Patients' characteristics

Baseline cytokine secretion

Stimulation


Normal control

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis

Normal control

Granulomatosis with polyangiitis

(n = 19)

(n = 20)

(n = 10)

(n = 10)


Age (yrs, mean and range)

39.50 (18 to 76)

51.55 (24 to 71)

43.30 (23 to 56)

50.80 (24 to 71)

Sex

11 male, 8 female

12 male, 8 female

7 male, 3 female

7 male, 3 female

First GPA manifestation till study entry (yrs, median and range)

3.8 (19 to 0)

3.3 (9 to 0)

First GPA diagnosis till study entry (yrs, median and range)

1.6 (19 to 0)

3.1 (9 to 0)


Serologic parameters


mean value

SD

mean value

SD

mean value

SD

mean value

SD

WBC (cells/nl)

6.74

1.55

8.22

2.82

7.87

1.97

7.77

2.33

ESR 1st h (mm)

8.14

3.94

33.00

27.60

8.00

2.92

52.40

35.61

median

range

median

range

median

range

median

range

CRP (mg/dl)

1.30

0.9 to 5.8

0.70

0 to 8.6

1.50

1.3 to 3.4

0.85

0.1 to 8.6

C-ANCA-titre (1:)

80

0 to 2560

640

0 to 2560

P-ANCA-titre (1:)

0

0 to 640

0

0 to 61


Wohlers et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2012 14:R203   doi:10.1186/ar4041

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