Table 3

Associations at time of inclusion between plasma soluble CD18 levels in all spondyloarthritis patients and clinical scores and test results after correction for age, disease duration, HLA-B27 status, and treatment.
BASMI Physician global Thoracic chest expansion CRP SIJ activity Spine activity
sCD18 ra -0.030 -0.42 0.12 -0.23 -0.27 -0.068
P 0.015 0.001 0.34 0.069 0.032 0.59

Bold numbers indicate significant associations. aPartial correlation coefficients. BASMI, Bath Ankylosing Spondilitis Metrology Index; CRP, C-reactive protein; sCD18, soluble CD18; SIJ, sacroiliac joint.

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Kragstrup et al. Arthritis Research & Therapy 2014 16:R42   doi:10.1186/ar4471

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