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Table 2 Comparison of cytokine levels in serum from: AIP, CP and PDAC patients

From: Distinct pathophysiological cytokine profiles for discrimination between autoimmune pancreatitis, chronic pancreatitis, and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma

Cytokine Compared groups
1st group vs 2nd group
Median conc. (pg/ml)
of 1st group/IQR/n
Median conc. (pg/ml)
of 2nd group/IQR/n
p-value
IL-1β AIP vs CP
AIP vs PDAC
0.58/0.86/29
0.58/0.86/29
0.39/1.3/17
0.39/0.55/27
0.5193
0.0221
IL-6 AIP vs CP
AIP vs PDAC
12.58/18.76/28
12.58/18.76/28
1.44/25.63/17
10.89/22.42/27
0.1399
0.4435
IL-7 AIP vs CP
AIP vs PDAC
13.70/8.22/29
13.70/8.22/29
8.72/13.04/17
8.27/3.65/27
0.1386
0.0003
IL-8 AIP vs CP
AIP vs PDAC
22.64/13.05/29
22.64/13.05/29
17.17/23.77/17
21.56/26.87/27
0.2410
0.4806
IL-10 AIP vs CP
AIP vs PDAC
2.68/12.91/28
2.68/12.91/28
0.40/12.10/13
4.09/9.59/21
0.0792
0.9919
IL-13 AIP vs CP
AIP vs PDAC
0.32/0.70/27
0.32/0.70/27
0.32/1.95/17
0.13/0.28/26
0.5025
0.0337
IL-17 AIP vs CP
AIP vs PDAC
7.44/19.27/29
7.44/19.27/29
0.03/10.35/17
4.32/19.31/27
0.1239
0.5937
G-CSF AIP vs CP
AIP vs PDAC
14.23/16.85/29
14.23/16.85/29
1.47/3.93/17
5.23/13.82/27
0.0006
0.0105
MCP-1 AIP vs CP
AIP vs PDAC
56.35/65.13/29
56.35/65.13/29
10.61/97.51/17
43.41/104.96/27
0.0738
0.3890
MIP-1β AIP vs CP
AIP vs PDAC
130.02/65.10/29
130.02/65.10/29
96.66/62.28/17
122.72/83.47/27
0.0837
0.8956
  1. Italic values indicate significance of p value (p < 0.05)
  2. IQR interquartile range, n number of observations