[Correlation of inflammatory cytokines in the urine and serum with clinico-laboratory and pathohistologic features in patients with IgA nephropathy].


Complete examination of 21 patients with IgA nephropathy included determination urine and serum IL-6, TNF alpha and INF gamma levels by ELISA (Luzernachen, Luzern Switzerland). Control group included 15 healthy volunteers. Urine IL-6 levels ranging 37-274.1 pg/ml were detected in 15 (71.2%) patients with IgA nephropathy. IL-6 serum levels were undetectable… (More)