Salivary and serum interleukin 6 in primary Sjögren's syndrome.

  title={Salivary and serum interleukin 6 in primary Sj{\"o}gren's syndrome.},
  author={Margaret M Grisius and Debbie Bermudez and Philip C. Fox},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  volume={24 6},
OBJECTIVE To measure interleukin 6 (IL-6) salivary and serum concentrations in primary Sjögren's syndrome (SS), to correlate these data with the clinical presentation in patients, and to determine if salivary IL-6 is reflective of local exocrine involvement or of the underlying autoimmune disorder. METHODS Thirty-one patients with primary SS, 15 with primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC), and 14 healthy controls were studied. Parotid secretion was stimulated with 2% citric acid and collected using… CONTINUE READING


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