Interleukin-6 and interleukin-8 in newborn bacterial infection.

@article{Mehr2001Interleukin6AI,
  title={Interleukin-6 and interleukin-8 in newborn bacterial infection.},
  author={Sam Mehr and Lex W. Doyle and Gregory Rice and Peter P Vervaart and Phil Henschke},
  journal={American journal of perinatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={18 6},
  pages={313-24}
}
The objective of this study is to determine the plasma concentrations and diagnostic accuracy of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) in newborn infection. One hundred and one newborn infants with clinical signs of infection during their primary hospitalization were investigated with the minimum of a blood culture, C-reactive protein (CRP), full blood examination (FBE), and cytokine concentrations (IL-6 and IL-8). Infection in infants was classified without knowledge of cytokine levels… CONTINUE READING

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