Cytokines predict coronary aneurysm formation in Kawasaki disease patients

  title={Cytokines predict coronary aneurysm formation in Kawasaki disease patients},
  author={Chien-Yu Lin and C. -C. Lin and Betau Hwang and Benjamin N. Chiang},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
In this study, we measured serially the serum levels of cytokines including interleukin-6 (IL-6), IL-8, soluble IL-2 receptor (sIL-2R) and tumour necrosis factor α (TNF-α) in 60 patients with Kawasaki disease (KD) and evaluated the clinical significance of these cytokines in predicting coronary aneurysm formation. Of the 60 patients, 12 were complicated with coronary aneurysm. Blood samples were collected within the 1st week after onset of fever, then once a week for the 1st month, and once a… CONTINUE READING


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