Cerebrospinal fluid levels of interleukin-6 and interleukin-12 in children with meningitis

@article{Hsieh2008CerebrospinalFL,
  title={Cerebrospinal fluid levels of interleukin-6 and interleukin-12 in children with meningitis},
  author={C Hsieh and Jenher Lu and Shu-Jen Chen and Cheng-Chou Lan and Wen-Chi Chow and R S Tang},
  journal={Child's Nervous System},
  year={2008},
  volume={25},
  pages={461-465}
}
Certain cytokines play important roles in the pathophysiology of meningitis. The main purpose of this study was to investigate if the levels of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-12 (IL-12) in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) could be diagnostic predictors of bacterial meningitis in children. CSF was obtained from 95 patients suspected with meningitis. These cases were classified to the bacterial meningitis (n = 12), aseptic meningitis (n = 41), and nonmeningitis (n = 42) groups. The levels of IL-6… CONTINUE READING