OVERPRODUCTION OF MONOCYTE-DERIVED TUMOR-NECROSIS-FACTOR-ALPHA, INTERLEUKIN-(IL)-6, IL-8 AND INCREASED NEUTROPHIL SUPEROXIDE GENERATION IN BEHCETS-DISEASE - A COMPARATIVE-STUDY WITH FAMILIAL MEDITERRANEAN FEVER AND HEALTHY-SUBJECTS


MEGE J., DILSEN N., SANGUEDOLCE V., GUL A., BONGRAND P., ROUX H., ...More

JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY, vol.20, no.9, pp.1544-1549, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF RHEUMATOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1544-1549

Abstract

Objective. The etiopathogenesis of Behcet's disease (BD) has not yet been clarified but might involve immune dysfunction. As cytokines are involved in the regulation of immune responses and inflammatory reactions, we investigated whether they may play a role in the pathogenesis of BD.