CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.23, no.4, 2005 (SCI-Expanded)
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CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL RHEUMATOLOGY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
familial Mediterranean fever, interleukin 17, interleukin 18, INTERFERON-GAMMA, TH2 CELLS, IL-17, ACTIVATION, CYTOKINES
Gazi University Affiliated:
Objective. Familial Mediterranean fiver (FMF) attacks are characterized by serosal inflammation rich in PMNL leukocytes and activation of a definite cytokine network. Moreover there is sustained inflammation in attack-free FMF patients. Interleukin (IL)-17 and IL-18 art recently described proinflammatory cytokines, which Can modulate certain neutrophil functions. fit this study we measured serum levels of IL-17 and IL-18 in FMF patients.