Baseline serum levels of interleukin-2 receptor (IL2R) were measured in 65 patients with active psoriasis. IL2R levels in psoriatic patients were significantly higher than in healthy controls (582.4 +/- 289.23 u/ml vs. 369.64 +/- 111.10 u/ml; P less than 0.05), but did not differ statistically from values found in an atopic dermatitis control group (619.88 +/- 254.27 u/ml). Sex, age and severity of the disease do not affect levels of IL2R. The same IL2R levels were measured in 26 psoriatic patients receiving UVB plus tar therapy. This therapy, continued until clinical remission, lowered IL2R levels to values comparable to controls. This decrease may be due to an immunosuppressive effect of therapy.
|Titolo:||Effect of UVB plus tar therapy on serum levels of interleukin-2 receptors in patients with psoriasis|
|Parole Chiave:||Ultraviolet Rays; Dermatitis, Atopic; Psoriasis; Humans; Photochemotherapy; Coal Tar; Adult; Aged; Middle Aged; Receptors, Interleukin-2; Male; Female|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/35 - Malattie Cutanee e Veneree|
|Data di pubblicazione:||set-1991|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1111/j.1365-2230.1991.tb00402.x|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|