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 »  Home  »  Endodontic Articles 2  »  Interleukin-1 and tumour necrosis factor- levels in periapical exudates
Interleukin-1 and tumour necrosis factor- levels in periapical exudates
Results.



IL-1 was detected in all periapical exudate samples, whereas TNF- was found in 25 of 35 samples. IL-1 and TNF- concentrations were in wide ranges and IL-1 was present in approximately 12-fold higher concentrations than TNF- (Table 1).
The exudates from the canals with larger radiolucent areas contained significantly higher IL-1 than those from the canals with small radiolucent areas ( P < 0.05) (Table 2). No significant difference in the IL-1 and TNF- levels was found when the exudates were divided by the reaction to palpation of overlying mucosa and/or to percussion, the presence of pus discharge from the canals, or the presence of swelling and/or fistula ( P > 0.05). There was a statistically significant, but weak negative correlation between TNF- and exudate volume ( P < 0.05) (Table 3).

Descriptive statistical data
Table 1. Descriptive statistical data.

Comparisons among groups regarding cytokine levels
Table 2. Comparisons among groups regarding cytokine levels.

Correlations between periapical exudate volume and IL-1  TNF-  concentrations
Table 3. Correlations between periapical exudate volume and IL-1ßTNF concentrations.