Table 1

 IL8, IL10, and IL18 BALF levels in patients with systemic sclerosis associated interstitial lung disease (SSc-ILD) or usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP), and in control subjects

*Significant difference with respect to controls (Mann-Whitney U test, p⩽0.05).
Data are expressed as pg of cytokine per ml of recovered BAL fluid. Median values and 25th–75th centile intervals are shown.
IL8 (pg/ml)24.5 (6.5–46.6)*34.95 (19.4–52.2)*13.7 (8.8–16.5)
IL10 (pg/ml)1.5 (0.0–6.25)*0.50 (0.3–0.5)0.0 (0.0–0.0)
IL18 (pg/ml)100.7 (42.1–153.8)56.4 (19.9–114.4)47.6 (24.5–214.3)