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Med Arch. 2013; 67(4): 237-240


Serum Levels of Il-18 in Iranian Females with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Miramir Aghdashi, Sasan Aribi, Siamak Salami.

Abstract
IL-18 is a member of the IL-1 family of cytokines but due to its unique inflammatory and immunoregulatory properties it is suggested that it plays important roles in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases like as systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Methods: The current study was sought to evaluate serum levels of IL-18 in Iranian females with SLE. Serum samples of 25 patients with low disease activity , SLE-DAI score

Key words: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; disease activity; Interleukin-18


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