Distinct serum cytokines in AIDS-related skin diseases.

  title={Distinct serum cytokines in AIDS-related skin diseases.},
  author={Joan Breuer-Mcham and Gailen D. Marshall and Dorothy E. Lewis and Madeleine Duvic},
  journal={Viral immunology},
  volume={11 4},
To determine whether common skin diseases associated with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) were distinguishable based on the pattern of serum cytokine expression, we studied patients with psoriasis, pruritus, and Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) for levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha, interferon-gamma (IFN-y), interleukin (IL)-10, and IL-4. Thirty-two HIV-positive (HIV+) patients including 8 with KS, 11 with psoriasis, and 13 with pruritus along with 16 HIV-negative subjects with psoriasis were… CONTINUE READING
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