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Santos et al., [22] study showed significant positive FKBP correlations between elevated serum TNF-�� levels and recurrent episodes of uveitis associated with BD. This was in agreement with our results as we found higher serum TNF-�� level in BD patients with active ocular manifestations than those without and this was statistically significant. These results were confirmed by Ohno et al., [23] study who concluded that the administration of infliximab (TNF-�� blocker) in patients with BD with refractory uveoretinitis suppressed the frequency of ocular attacks, and multiple administration was well tolerated, suggesting that infliximab is effective for this condition. Also we found no relation between the serum level TNF-�� and other active clinical manifestations (oral, genital ulcers, vascular, cutaneous lesions). In agreement Bozoglu et al. [20] studied SRT1720 order 36 BD patients with venous thrombosis (divided into 3 groups: patients with acute, chronic thrombosis and mucocutaneous involvement) and 20 healthy controls and found that serum TNF-�� levels of all groups were higher than those of the healthy controls (P?<?0.001). Nevertheless, no significant difference was noted when patient subgroups were compared to each other. However, the results of Kartal Durmazlar et al., [24] were in contrary to our findings as they found that the serum levels of TNF-�� had a strong association with oral ulcer, genital ulcer, the presence of positive pathergy test, and vascular lesion. No association was found between TNF-�� levels and erythema nodosum or arthritis. In our study, we observed increased serum levels of TNF-�� in patients with active BD and it was statistically significantly higher than those with inactive BD, suggesting that this cytokine is related to disease activity. ESR and Hs-CRP were higher in the active BD patients compared to the inactive group. However the difference was not statistically significant. This was in agreement with Evereklioglu et al., [25] study who found statistical <a href="http://www.selleckchem.com/products/pexidartinib-plx3397.html">this website differences between active BD, inactive BD patients and controls as regards serum TNF-�� level which was higher in active patients (P?<?0.0001). In conclusion, high levels of TNF-�� indicate the activation of immune response in BD. Serum TNF-�� seems to be related to Beh?et��s disease activity. High levels of TNF-�� were present in patients with active ocular disease, raising the hope of the efficacy of anti TNF-�� agents in the treatment of refractory ocular involvement. The authors declare no conflict of interest. ""Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is the most common chronic pediatric rheumatic disease [1]. Children with JIA commonly experience acute and chronic pain, decreased mobility, joint stiffness, growth retardation, visual problems, frequent visits to the doctor, restrictions on activities and school absenteeism.</div>
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