Table 1

Concentrations of α1-acid glycoprotein (AGP), C reactive protein (CRP), and serum amyloid A (SAA), and reactivities with concanavalin A (Con A) and Aleuria aurantia lectin (AAL) of AGP in controls, MEFV carriers, attack and remission. Values are given as means (SD)

Controls (n=38) MEFV carriers (n=11) Attack (n=8) Remission (n=11)
AGP (g/l)0.9 (0.2)0.9 (0.2)1.3 (0.3)0.9 (0.3) 1-151w
CRP (mg/l)3.1 (3.2)5.0 (9.4)101.7 (110.1)23.7 (51.)6 1-151 w
SAA (mg/l)1.1 (0.8)6.4 (13.7)214.3 (200.8)54.1 (138.5) 1-151 w
C0 (%)49.9 (11.0)53.2 (11.0)42.7 (9.4)50.4 (17.2)
Cw (%)39.7 (6.5)40.7 (7.8)43.8 (4.8)39.5 (9.9)
Cs (%)10.4 (5.2)6.2 (3.9) 1-150t 13.5(6.1)10.1 (9.1)
A0 (%)37.2 (15.4)43.0 (24.6)14.4 (6.4)28.5 (17.3) 1-151 t
Aw+As (%)62.8 (15.4)57.0 (24.6)85.6 (6.4)71.5 (17.3) 1-151t
  • 1-150 Significantly different from control value p⩽0.05 (two tailed);

  • 1-151 significantly different from attack value p⩽0.05 (2-tailed);

  • w Wilcoxon test;t Student'st test.

  • C0 = Con A non-reactive fraction; Cw = Con A weakly reactive fraction; Cs = Con A strongly reactive fraction; A0 = AAL non-reactive fraction and Aw+As = total AAL reactive fractions.