Correlation of IL-17 Level in Synovia and Severity of Knee Osteoarthritis

  title={Correlation of IL-17 Level in Synovia and Severity of Knee Osteoarthritis},
  author={Yingsong Liu and Hao Peng and Zhao Meng and Mingzhu Wei},
  booktitle={Medical science monitor : international medical journal of experimental and clinical research},
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of interleukin-17 (IL-17) level in synovia and its relationship with the severity of knee osteoarthritis (OA). MATERIAL AND METHODS We enrolled 226 OA patients and 106 controls in this study. The symptomatic/radiation severity of OA was assessed by the Western Ontario McMaster University Osteoarthritis Index (WOMAC) pain score/Kellgren-Lawrence (KL) grading system. Serum IL-17 levels were measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay… CONTINUE READING