Serum levels of cytokines and prevalence of autoantibodies in lymphoma patients and their prognostic value


ÜSKÜDAR TEKE H., Gulbas Z., BAL C.

JOURNAL OF BUON, vol.19, no.1, pp.191-197, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 19 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Journal Name: JOURNAL OF BUON
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.191-197
  • Keywords: autoantibodies, cytokines, lymphoma, prognosis, NON-HODGKINS-LYMPHOMA, ANTIPHOSPHOLIPID ANTIBODIES, CLINICAL-SIGNIFICANCE, INTERLEUKIN-6 LEVELS, CELL LYMPHOMA, ANTICARDIOLIPIN, CORRELATE, SURVIVAL, DISEASE, INDEX
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Purpose: Recent studies have shown that cytokines and autoantibodies that have an important role in pathogenesis of lymphoma can be used as prognostic markers. In this study, we aimed to determine the prognostic significance of a large panel of serum cytokines and compare them with a control group, and also to see for any relationship with known classical prognostic factors, the frequency of autoantibody positivity and autoimmune phenomena in patients with untreated non Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) and Hodgkin's lymphoma (HL).