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Table 4 Linear correlation of cytokine levels and lung-function parameters as well as thoracic HR-CT scores

From: Bronchoalveoloar lavage fluid cytokines and chemokines as markers and predictors for the outcome of interstitial lung disease in systemic sclerosis patients

   IL-2 IL-4 IL-7 IL-8 CCL2
DLCO-SB (%) Pearson r -0.390 -0.536 -0.116 -0.409 -0.442
  P value 0.025 0.0013 0.492 0.012 0.006
FVC (%) Pearson r   -0.503 -0.195 -0.394 -0.441
  P value   0.0028 0.248 0.016 0.006
TLC (%) Pearson r   -0.362 -0.081 -0.331 -0.412
  P value   0.04 0.63 0.04 0.01
HR-CT score Pearson r    -0.021   0.362
  P value    0.903   0.03
  1. The predicted DLCO-SB, FVC, and TLC values are given in percentages. All significant correlations are shown.