Intraarticular glucocorticoid treatment reduces inflammation in synovial cell infiltrations more efficiently than in synovial blood vessels.
- Published Article
Arthritis and rheumatism
- Publication Date
Dec 01, 2005
Synovial cell infiltration and proinflammatory cytokine expression were affected in a multifaceted manner by IA GC treatment. Marked reduction of synovial T lymphocytes, TNF, IL-1beta, extranuclear HMGB-1, ICAM-1, and VEGF occurred in association with beneficial clinical effects. Unexpectedly, macrophage infiltration and proinflammatory endothelial cytokine expression remained unchanged. These findings may reflect mechanisms controlling the transiency of clinical improvement frequently observed after IA GC injection.
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