Cytokine secretion in children with acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and wheeze.

@article{Esposito2002CytokineSI,
  title={Cytokine secretion in children with acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and wheeze.},
  author={Susanna Esposito and Roberta Droghetti and Samantha Bosis and Laura Elisabetta Claut and P. Marchisio and Nicola Principi},
  journal={Pediatric pulmonology},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={122-7}
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate cytokine secretion in children with acute Mycoplasma pneumoniae infection and wheeze. We studied 25 patients aged 2-14 years with an acute episode of wheezing (15 with acute M. pneumoniae infection) and 16 healthy controls of similar gender and age (8 with laboratory evidence of asymptomatic acute M. pneumoniae infection). Serum interleukin (IL)-2, interferon (IFN)-gamma, IL-4, and IL-5 concentrations were measured in samples obtained at enrollment, using… CONTINUE READING

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