Table 2: Correlation of cystatin C with IL-6, M, and CRP.

ParameterGroupTime at diagnosisBefore IV chemotherapy
Number of patientsCorrelation coefficientP valueNumber of patientsCorrelation coefficientP value

IL-6All patientsa31 0,0560,76626−0,2680,186
Aggressive26 0,0790,70120−0,1380,561
 Extranodal 13 0,0820,78911 0,3450,298
 Nodal13 0,1100,7219−0,5000,170

MAll patientsa50 0,01936 0,005
Aggressive39 0,2860,07731 0,005
 Extranodal 22 0,2010,37018 0,4180,084
 Nodal17 0,03213 0,022

CRPAll patientsa52 0,1070,451
Aggressive41 0,1810,258
 Extranodal 23 0,3810,073
 Nodal18−0,0280,913

Statistically significant correlation.
aTotal group of patients.
**Statistically highly significant correlation.