Interleukine-6, Vitamins A, E, and C Levels in Serum of Iraqi Patients with Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS)
Engineering and Technology Journal,
2013, Volume 31, Issue 1, Pages 49-57
AbstractThe main objective of this study is to determine the concentrations of Interleukine-6, Vitamins A, E, and C in patients with FMS. This study included 60 patients with FMS were diagnosed according to the American college of Rheumatology (ACR) 1990 criteria. They were obtained from the people attending the Rheumatology & Rehabilitation Consultation Unit / Out Patient Clinic/ Baghdad Teaching Hospital in Medical City. Their ages range were 20-60 years and their ages range were then matched by age and sex to 30 healthy control persons with mean age 43.25 ± 3.16 years. Results revealed that there was no significant difference in the mean value of IL-6 in serum of patients with FMS, while vitamins A, and E concentrations in serum of patients with FMS were significantly decreased as compared to the level in serum of healthy controls (p>0.05), and the mean values of Vitamin C concentration in serum of patients with FMS were significantly increased than the level in serum of healthy control (p< 0.05).
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