Synovial fluid cytokines in early and established arthritis. Shown are synovial fluid concentrations (pg/ml) of IL-2, IL-4, IL-13, IL-15, epidermal growth factor (EGF), basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF), eotaxin and IFN-γ. Patient groups: 1, early synovitis that develops into rheumatoid arthritis (RA); 2, early synovitis that develops into non-rheumatoid persistent synovitis; 3, early non-crystal-related resolving synovitis; 4, crystal-related resolving synovitis; 5, established RA; and 6, osteoarthritis.
Raza et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2005 7:R784 doi:10.1186/ar1733