Interleukin-8 level in maternal serum as a marker for screening of histological chorioamnionitis at term.

@article{Shimoya1997Interleukin8LI,
  title={Interleukin-8 level in maternal serum as a marker for screening of histological chorioamnionitis at term.},
  author={Koichiro Shimoya and Nobue Matsuzaki and Tomonori Taniguchi and Takayoshi Okada and Fumitaka Saji and Yuji Murata},
  journal={International journal of gynaecology and obstetrics: the official organ of the International Federation of Gynaecology and Obstetrics},
  year={1997},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={153-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To establish a clinical method for immediate diagnosis of histological chorioamnionitis, by maternal blood sampling at term. METHOD The sera of 22 mothers with chorioamnionitis and 81 mothers without chorioamnionitis at term delivery were collected. The serum levels of cytokines including interleukin-1 alpha (IL-1 alpha), interleukin-1 beta (IL-1 beta), tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and interleukin-8 (IL-8) were titered and other conventional markers… CONTINUE READING

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