Interleukin-6: a marker of thyroid-destructive processes?


Increased serum interleukin-6 (IL-6) concentrations have recently been reported in patients with subacute thyroiditis and in some patients with amiodarone-induced thyrotoxicosis, possibly because of cytokine release from damaged thyroid cells. In this study, serum IL-6 levels were determined by an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay method in 18 patients… (More)


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@article{Bartalena1994Interleukin6AM, title={Interleukin-6: a marker of thyroid-destructive processes?}, author={Laura Bartalena and Simona Brogioni and Lucia Grasso and Teresa Rago and Paolo Vitti and Aldo Pinchera and Ercole Di Martino}, journal={The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism}, year={1994}, volume={79 5}, pages={1424-7} }