Elevated serum interleukin-6 levels associated with active disease in systemic connective tissue disorders.

@article{Stuart1995ElevatedSI,
  title={Elevated serum interleukin-6 levels associated with active disease in systemic connective tissue disorders.},
  author={Russell A M Stuart and A J Littlewood and Peter J. Maddison and Nick D. Hall},
  journal={Clinical and experimental rheumatology},
  year={1995},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={17-22}
}
OBJECTIVE It is well established that connective tissue diseases such as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) are associated with a weak or absent acute phase response, although elevated serum interleukin 6 levels have been described. In this study, we have sought to correlate serum levels of IL-6 with standard laboratory and clinical assessments of disease activity in two connective tissue diseases, namely SLE and systemic sclerosis (SSc), and, for comparative purposes, rheumatoid arthritis (RA… CONTINUE READING

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