Table 4

Relation between clinical variables and cytokine mRNA level normalised to HPRT

Clinical variableNo Number of patients with detectable cytokine mRNA levels (%)
IL-6/HPRTIL-8/HPRTIL-1β/HPRTIFNγ/HPRTIL-1α/HPRT
SeverityC1–C21913 (68)17 (89)12 (63)14 (87)10 (52)
C3–D266 (100)6 (100)4 (66)4 (80)4 (66)
Duration2–8 weeks1410 (71)14 (100)8 (57)11 (84)9 (64)
8–14 weeks54 (80)4 (80)3 (60)3 (75)3 (60)
> 14 weeks65 (83)5 (83)5 (83)4 (100)2 (33)
RecurrenceNo149 (64)12 (86)7 (50)10 (83)6 (43)
Yes1110 (91)11 (100)9 (82)8 (89)8 (72)
No of previous surgeries075 (71)6 (86)4 (57)5 (100)3 (43)
1117 (63)10 (91)6 (54)8 (80)6 (55)
2–477 (100)7 (100)6 (86)5 (83)5 (71)
  • No = number of samples examined.

  • Number of samples investigated in each clinical group was slightly less than the examined number for other cytokines, due to insufficient sample.