Table 1

The distribution and number of monocyte chemoattractant protein 1 (MCP-1) positive cells throughout the arterial wall in temporal artery biopsy specimens from 12 patients with temporal arteritis (TA) (histologically verified) and five patients with negative biopsy and not fulfilling the criteria for polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR)

Intima Media Adventitia Endothelium
Biopsy positive TA (n = 12) (mean and range)1-150 73 (57–91)49 (32–67)74 (62–91)Pos. in all sections
Biopsy negative (n=5) Sex/age/histology
 F/72/Inflamed adventitia. Treatment NSAID1-151, ESR1-151 86 mm/1st h0039Neg.
 M/80/Atherosclerosis. No treatment, ESR no inf12724Weakly pos.
 M/81/Atherosclerosis. No treatment, ESR 80 mm/1st h293065Pos.
 M/58/Atherosclerosis. Treatment prednisone, ESR 33 mm/1st h8545Weakly pos.
 M/79/Atherosclerosis. Treatment NSAID, ESR 59 mm/1st h11831Weakly pos.
  • 1-150 Age mean 73 (range 64–85). At the time of the biopsy four patients were being treated with corticosteroids, three with NSAIDs, five were receiving no anti-inflammatory treatment. Mean ESR 81 mm/1st h (range 50–132).

  • 1-151 NSAID = non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug; ESR = erythrocyte sedimentation rate.