Increased tumour necrosis factor alpha production in mesenteric lymph nodes of cirrhotic patients with ascites.

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BACKGROUND Cytokines produced in mesenteric lymph nodes of cirrhotic rats with bacterial translocation may participate in circulatory alterations of cirrhosis. AIM To investigate whether cirrhotic patients present an increased local generation of cytokines in mesenteric lymph nodes. METHODS Mesenteric lymph nodes from 26 cirrhotic and 10 control… (More)

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