Table 5

Significant correlations for the group ‘SRMA’
Evaluated parameters Spearman’s rank correlation coefficient
Concentration of IL-6 in CSF Concentration of VEGF in CSF 0.8246***
Concentration of IL-6 in serum Concentration of VEGF in serum 0.5045**
Concentration of IL-6 in CSF Number of leukocytes in CSF 0.8323***
Concentration of VEGF in CSF Number of leukocytes in CSF 0.5711*
Concentration of TGF-β1 in CSF Concentration of IgA in CSF 0.3549*

SRMA: steroid-responsive meningitis-arteritis; IL-6: interleukin-6; VEGF: vascular endothelial grow factor; TGF-β1: Transforming growth factor beta; IgA: immunoglobulin A; CSF: cerebrospinal fluid. Data are given as median and range (25th–75th percentile).

*P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01; *** P < 0.005.

Maiolini et al.

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

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