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Table 2 Synovial fluid analysis in early untreated Behçet disease and psoriatic arthritis

From: Distinct synovial immunopathology in Behçet disease and psoriatic arthritis

  Behçet disease Psoriatic arthritis P value
  n = 8 n = 9  
Cells/mm3 15,840 (7,600–30,720) 15,000 (2,250–35,500) NS
Neutrophils/mm3 10,865 (4,200–28,000) 10,000 (562–23,450) NS
Percentage neutrophils 72.5 (53.75–91.15) 74.07 (24.98–94) NS
IL-6 8,850 (6,484–12,157) 8,678 (6,107–11,022) NS
IL-8 272 (115–4,500) 241 (102–3,033) NS
TNF-α 13.5 (9–44) 11 (0.1–32) NS
IFN-γ 103.5 (9–323) 89 (62–134) NS
IL-2 26.5 (9–34) 38 (31–78) 0.017
IL-4 80.5 (66–111) 86 (77–107) NS
IL-10 17.5 (5–22) 10 (2–28) NS
IL-17 <25   <25   NS
Perforin 1168 (428–2,010) 278 (132–642) 0.005
Granzyme B <15 (<15–56) <15 (<15–41) NS
  1. The cytokines as well as perforin and granzyme B were detected by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay and are expressed as picograms per milliliter. Data are presented as median (range). IFN-γ, interferon-gamma; IL, interleukin; NS, non-significant; TNF-α, tumour necrosis factor-alpha.