Association between Elevated Pleural Interleukin-33 Levels and Tuberculous Pleurisy

@inproceedings{Lee2013AssociationBE,
  title={Association between Elevated Pleural Interleukin-33 Levels and Tuberculous Pleurisy},
  author={K M Lee and Hak-Ryul Kim and Seongae Kwak and Keum-Ha Choi and Ji-Hyun Cho and Young-Jin Lee and Mi Kyung Lee and Jea-Hoon Lee and Seok-Don Park and D. Park},
  booktitle={Annals of laboratory medicine},
  year={2013}
}
BACKGROUND Interferon-γ (IFN-γ) plays a crucial role in Mycobacterium tuberculosis induced pleural responses. Interleukin (IL)-33 up-regulates the production of IFN-γ. We aimed to identify whether an association between pleural IL-33 levels and tuberculous pleurisy exists and determine its diagnostic value. METHODS Pleural IL-33, ST2 (a receptor of IL-33), adenosine deaminase (ADA), and IFN-γ, as well as serum IL-33 and ST2 were measured in 220 patients with pleural effusions (PEs). Patients… CONTINUE READING

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