Serum interleukin-6 is related to disease activity but not disease specificity in inflammatory bowel disease.

@article{Holtkamp1995SerumII,
  title={Serum interleukin-6 is related to disease activity but not disease specificity in inflammatory bowel disease.},
  author={Wolf Holtkamp and T. Stollberg and Hans Edgar Reis},
  journal={Journal of clinical gastroenterology},
  year={1995},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={123-6}
}
Interleukin-6 (IL-6) has a major function in the regulation of the inflammatory process. We aimed to define its role as a parameter of disease activity and extent in inflammatory bowel disease. Serum concentrations of IL-6 were measured in 28 patients with Crohn's disease (CD) and in 15 with ulcerative colitis (UC) before starting corticosteroid treatment… CONTINUE READING