Elevated interleukin-2 receptor level in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis and the changes following anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy.

@article{Chan1995ElevatedIR,
  title={Elevated interleukin-2 receptor level in patients with active pulmonary tuberculosis and the changes following anti-tuberculosis chemotherapy.},
  author={C. H. Chan and Christopher Kai Wei Lai and JosephW. C. Leung and Alice Sheng-Sheng Ho and Kar Neng Lai},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  year={1995},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={70-3}
}
Soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) is a marker of T-lymphocyte activation. We have undertaken a study to examine the serum sIL-2R levels in patients with pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) and the changes following anti-TB chemotherapy. Forty four patients with pulmonary TB or tuberculous pleural effusion were recruited. Serum was collected from the patients before and at 1, 2, 4 and 6 months after initiation of anti-TB chemotherapy. Serum sIL-2R level was measured by an enzyme immunoassay. The… CONTINUE READING

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