Increased interleukin-23/17 axis and C-reactive protein are associated with severity of acute pancreatitis in patients.

@article{Jia2015IncreasedIA,
  title={Increased interleukin-23/17 axis and C-reactive protein are associated with severity of acute pancreatitis in patients.},
  author={Rongrong Jia and Maochun Tang and Lei Qiu and Ruiqing Sun and Leo Cheng and Xiuying Ma and Guojian Yin and Guoyong Hu and Xing-peng Wang and Yan Zhao},
  journal={Pancreas},
  year={2015},
  volume={44 2},
  pages={321-5}
}
OBJECTIVE The interleukin (IL)-23/IL-17 axis plays an important role in various inflammatory conditions but its function in acute pancreatitis (AP) is not well understood. The present study investigated the relationship between serum levels of IL-23, IL-17, and C-reactive protein (CRP) in patients and the severity of AP. METHODS Eighty-five patients with AP were categorized into mild group, moderately severe group, and severe group according to the revised Atlanta classification, 2012. Serum… CONTINUE READING
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