Bronchoalveoloar lavage fluid cytokines and chemokines as markers and predictors for the outcome of interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis patients

@article{Schmidt2009BronchoalveoloarLF,
  title={Bronchoalveoloar lavage fluid cytokines and chemokines as markers and predictors for the outcome of interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis patients},
  author={Katrin G. Schmidt and Lorena Mart{\'i}nez-Gamboa and Susan Meier and Christian Witt and Christian Meisel and Leif Gunnar Hanitsch and Mike Oliver Becker and D{\"o}rte Huscher and Gerd ‐ R{\"u}diger Burmester and Gabriela Riemekasten},
  journal={Arthritis Research & Therapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={11},
  pages={R111 - R111}
}
INTRODUCTION Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is a frequent manifestation of systemic sclerosis (SSc), and cytokines can contribute to the disease pathology. The aim of the current study was to identify specific changes in cytokine levels that may serve as disease markers and possible targets for therapy. METHODS Cytokines were measured with bioplex analysis in 38 bronchoalveolar fluids (BALFs) from 32 SSc patients (27 with alveolitis and 11 without alveolitis) and 26 control patients. In the… CONTINUE READING
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