The Clinical Significance of Increased Serum Proinflammatory Cytokines, C-Reactive Protein, and Erythrocyte Sedimentation Rate in Patients with Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Hidradenitis suppurativa Research


Author(s): Jiménez-Gallo D, de la Varga-Martínez R, Ossorio-García L, Albarrán-Planelles C, Rodríguez C, Linares-Barrios M

OBJECTIVES: To assess inflammatory serum markers including serum proinflammatory cytokines, C-reactive protein (CRP), and erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) according to the clinical inflammatory activity of patients with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).

PATIENTS AND METHODS: Seventy-four patients with HS were studied based on the Hidradenitis Suppurativa-Physician Global Assessment (HS-PGA) score and Hurley staging system. Proinflammatory cytokines were measured using a multiplex cytokine assay. Twenty-two healthy volunteers were recruited.

RESULTS: Serum interleukin- (IL-) 6, IL-23, soluble tumour necrosis factor alpha (TNF-) receptor I (sTNF-RI), CRP, and ESR were different in the patients with HS compared with those in the healthy controls ( < 0.05). The levels of IL-1, IL-6, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12p70, IL-17A, sTNF-RII, CRP, and ESR were significantly elevated according to inflammatory activity based on HS-PGA scores ( > 0.25, < 0.05). The levels of IL-6 ( = 0.53, < 0.001), CRP ( = 0.54, < 0.001), and ESR ( = 0.60, < 0.001) were especially well correlated with clinical inflammatory activity based on HS-PGA scores. The levels of IL-6, IL-8, sTNF-RI, sTNF-RII, CRP, and ESR were significantly elevated according to Hurley staging system.

CONCLUSIONS: Serum proinflammatory cytokines, CRP, and ESR are increased in relation to the clinical inflammatory activity of patients with HS compared with healthy controls. Serum IL-6, CRP, and ESR are effective biomarkers for evaluating the severity of HS.


Dermatology Journal and/or Publisher

Journal Name: Mediators of inflammation
Journal Abbreviation: Mediators Inflamm.
Journal Date Published:


National Center for Biotechnology Information

PMID: 28769536
Article Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28769536
Lasted Revision: 2017-08-07


Abstract Source: National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine Abstract Query for Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS).


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