Table 1

Histopathological findings and interleukin 8 (IL-8) mRNA expression in patients with chronic pancreatitis (CP). Evaluation of the inflammation score, ductal metaplasia, fibrosis, and IL-8 mRNA levels are given in the methods section

CP patientsInflammation score1-150 Ductal metaplasia1-151 Fibrosis1-152 IL-8 mRNA
13395%1.00
2NDNDND0.80
3NDNDND0.50
42380%0.30
5NDNDND0.60
62260%0.20
72375%1.75
82295%0.16
91195%0.01
102310%1.00
11NDNDND0.41
121115%0.40
131160%0.10
143340%1.33
151270%0.38
163390%1.04
172235%0.47
181260%0.30
191195%0.10
202295%0.41
212370%0.80
  • 1-150 Inflammation score: 0=absent, 1=mild, 2=moderate; 3=intense.

  • 1-151 Ductal metaplasia: 0=absent, 1=mild, 2=moderate; 3=intense.

  • 1-152 % Fibrosis: 0–100%.

  • ND, analysis not done.