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Table 1 Patient’s data

From: Differential expression of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-15Ralpha, IL-15, IL-6 and TNFalpha in synovial fluid from Rheumatoid arthritis patients

Patients RA (n = 30) OA (n = 30)
Sex (M/F) 6/24 11/19
Age (years) 52 +- 15 62 +- 12
Disease duration (years) 12+- 11 6 +- 10
Rheumatoid factor (+/−) 15/15
DAS28 4.27+- 1.23
ERS 39 + −26.3
CRP 17.5 + −15.6
DMARD (MTX) 30
  1. RA, rheumatoid arthritis; OA Osteoarthritis; DAS28, disease activity score in 28 joints; ERS, erythrocyte sedimentation rate; (CRP) C reactive protein; DMARD, disease-modifying antirheumatic drug; MTX, metotrexate.