Inflammatory cytokine response in patients with septic shock secondary to generalized peritonitis.

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OBJECTIVES The aims of this study were the following: a) to assess the proinflammatory cytokine (tumor necrosis factor [TNF]-alpha, interleukin [IL]-1, and IL-6) response in patients with septic shock secondary to generalized peritonitis; and b) to evaluate the influence of bacteremic status, type of peritonitis (acute perforation or postoperative), and… (More)

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