[C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 serum levels increase as Chagas disease progresses towards cardiac failure].

@article{Lpez2006CreactivePA,
  title={[C-reactive protein and interleukin-6 serum levels increase as Chagas disease progresses towards cardiac failure].},
  author={Lyankis L{\'o}pez and Kaduo Arai and Esther Campos Gim{\'e}nez and Mariela N. Jimenez and Carmine Pascuzo and Claudina del Carmen Rodr{\'i}guez-Bonfante and Rafael Armando Bonfante-Cabarcas},
  journal={Revista espanola de cardiologia},
  year={2006},
  volume={59 1},
  pages={50-6}
}
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES Chagas disease is the most common cause of myocarditis in Latin America, including Venezuela. Some 25% of patients progress to chronic chagasic cardiomyopathy, which is characterized by heart failure and arrhythmias. The serum levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin-6 (IL-6) have prognostic value in non-chagasic cardiopathy. The goal of this study was to investigate the relationship between the serum levels of CRP and IL-6 and the developmental stage of… CONTINUE READING

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