Markers neoplastici in alcune malattie infiammatorie croniche in reumatolgia: Valutazioni statische

Translated title of the contribution: Tumor markers in some chronic inflammatory diseases in rheumatology: A statistical evaluation

M. D'Amore, M. Marrone, G. Laselva, S. D'Amore, L. F. Morrone

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Abstract

Background. Since tumor markers can be high in the course of many inflammatory diseases, the aim of this study is to verify if it also occurs in the course of rheumathologic chronic inflammatory diseases, and if there is any statistical correlation between tumor markers and inflammatory indices. Methods. Seventy-nine patients (51 females and 28 males) with rheumatologic chronic inflammatory diseases, aged 17-92 years, were studied, all of them took 4 mg of prednisone. αFP, CEA, TPA, CA19.9, CA15.3, CA72.4, CA125, ferritina, β2 microglobuling, βHCG, and free and total PSA in males, were evaluated as tumor markers; and VES, PCR and Fibrinogen, as inflammatory indices. Results. The results obtained showed that there is a significative correlation between' ferritin, β2 microglobulin, TPA and PCR, and between free and total PSA and Fibrinogen. Conclusions. PCR is a very good index of an active disease and it can be helpful, along with tumor markers, in the monitoring of chronic inflammatory diseases.

Translated title of the contributionTumor markers in some chronic inflammatory diseases in rheumatology: A statistical evaluation
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)293-299
Number of pages7
JournalMinerva Medica
Volume92
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2001

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