Table 2

Number of CSF and serum samples analysed for each signalling protein in each group
Groups IL-6 VEGF TGF-ß1
n of samples CSF Serum CSF Serum CSF Serum
SRMA 26 28 21 28 36 35
SRMA R 9 8 9 8 0 0
SRMA Th 41 44 41 45 0 0
ME 13 13 11 17 39 35
CNS-Mix 21 22 18 20 29 26
Syst. Inflam. 7 12 3 16 0 0
IE 22 16 14 14 0 0
Healthy 8 8 8 8 20 15

IL-6: interleukin-6; VEGF: vascular endothelial grow factor; TGF-β1: Transforming growth factor beta; CSF: cerebrospinal fluid; CNS: central nervous system; SRMA: steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis; Syst Inflam: systemic inflammatory diseases; ME: other inflammatory CNS diseases; CNS-Mix: miscellaneous non-inflammatory CNS diseases; IE: idiopathic epilepsy.

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Maiolini et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:23   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-23

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