TABLE 3.

Group comparisons of mean cytokine levels based on Luminex assay

CytokineMean cytokine level (pg/ml)a
Control (n = 20)CFS (n = 19)CFS with FM (n = 11)CFS without FM (n = 8)
IL-1β0.19 ± 0.080.07 ± 0.030.04 ± 0.020.12 ± 0.06
IL-42.08 ± 0.561.78 ± 0.591.14 ± 0.542.66 ± 1.17
IL-60.55 ± 0.200.23 ± 0.070.29 ± 0.110.14 ± 0.08
IL-82.60 ± 0.472.06 ± 0.311.90 ± 0.382.29 ± 0.54
IL-100.20 ± 0.070.35 ± 0.100.19 ± 0.070.57 ± 0.18*
TNF-α0.75 ± 0.220.56 ± 0.190.42 ± 0.190.76 ± 0.37
  • a Values are means ± standard errors of the means of raw data. The statistical tests were conducted with logarithmic-transformed data. *, significant difference from control subjects (P < 0.05; ANOVA); †, significant difference between subjects with CFS plus FM versus those with CFS without FM (P < 0.05; ANOVA). Values in boldface indicate significant cases.