TABLE 1.

Concentrations of proinflammatory cytokines and CRP in sera from osteomyelitis patients and controlsa

GroupIL-6 (pg/ml)IL-1α (pg/ml)TNF-α (pg/ml)CRP (μg/ml)No. of patients
Controls1.8 ± 1.21.0 ± 2.22.4 ± 0.623.3 ± 0.420
Osteomyelitis patients8.8 ± 11.93.8 ± 6.48.7 ± 11.733.7 ± 39.852
P value0.0040.020.60.0001
  • a IL-6, IL-1α, and TNF-α were measured by ELISA, and CRP was measured by nephelometry. Results are expressed as means and standard deviations.