Cytokines in nasopharyngeal secretions; evidence for defective IL-1 beta production in children with recurrent episodes of acute otitis media.

@article{Lindberg1994CytokinesIN,
  title={Cytokines in nasopharyngeal secretions; evidence for defective IL-1 beta production in children with recurrent episodes of acute otitis media.},
  author={Karin Lindberg and Britta Rynnel-Dag{\"o}{\"o} and Kerstin Sundqvist},
  journal={Clinical and experimental immunology},
  year={1994},
  volume={97 3},
  pages={396-402}
}
The host-parasite relationship in the nasopharynx of young children with bacterial colonization and antigen uptake in the mucosa and lymphatic tissue provides an opportunity to investigate infectious/inflammatory processes and responses. IL-1 beta, IL-6 and tumour necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) were analysed in nasopharyngeal secretions and serum from children with or without recurrent episodes of acute otitis media, from healthy adults and adults with or without recurrent episodes of acute… CONTINUE READING