Table 1

 Genotype and allele frequencies of the IL6prom and the IL6vntr polymorphisms in the group with Behçet’s disease (n = 89) and controls (n = 123)

Controls No (%)Behçet’s disease No (%)
*p = 0.723 and **p = 0.922 for comparisons of the IL6prom between the patients with Behçet’s disease and controls; †p = 0.005 (pcorr = 0.01) and ‡p = 0.022 (pcorr = 0.044) for comparisons of the IL6vntr between the patients with Behçet’s disease and controls.
IL6prom
    Genotype
    GG4 (3.3)4 (4.5)
    GC119 (96.7)85 (95.5)*
    Allele
    G127 (51.6)93 (52.2)
    C119 (48.4)85 (47.8)**
IL6vntr
    Genotype
    BB117 (95.1)77 (86.5)
    BC3 (2.4)12 (13.5)†
    Allele
    B239 (97.2)166 (93.3)
    C5 (2.0)12 (6.7)‡