Serum levels of macrophages migration inhibitory factor in patients with coetaneous warts

ESSAMELDIN NADA, Hanan Assaf, Mohammed Ali, Amaal Mohammed
2017 Sohag Medical Journal  
Coetaneous warts are benign papillomas of the skin of which common warts and plantar warts are the most common types. Up to one third of primary school children have coetaneous warts. Warts are caused by infection with human papillomavirus (HPV) Objective to investigate the serum levels of MIF in patients with coetaneous warts from the outpatient clinic of the Dermatology and Venereology Department, Nag-Hamady general hospital during the period from 1-1-2015 to 1-1-2016 Results This study
more » ... ts This study included 50 patients with clinical evidence of different types of coetaneous warts and 20 healthy control participants. In this study, there was a statistically significant difference between serum levels of MIF in the patients and controll subject p value= 0.02). The serum levels of MIF were lower in the patients than control subjects Conclusion It is study concluded that there was statistically significant low serum levels of MIF in patients with different types of coetaneous warts compared with healthy participants
doi:10.21608/smj.2017.53647 fatcat:dkoktrvyfzgmrfur7r72ot23x4