Interleukins as markers of inflammation in malignant and benign thyroid disease

  title={Interleukins as markers of inflammation in malignant and benign thyroid disease},
  author={Xeni Provatopoulou and Despoina Georgiadou and Theodoros N Sergentanis and Eleni Kalogera and John Spyridakis and Antonia Gounaris and George Nikolaos Zografos},
  journal={Inflammation Research},
Thyroid disorders, including thyroid cancer and autoimmune thyroid diseases, have been closely associated with inflammation. This study aims to investigate the role of inflammation in thyroid disease by assessing serum cytokine levels in patients with malignant and benign thyroid conditions. Serum levels of ten interleukins (IL-1β, IL-2, IL-4, IL-5, IL-6, IL-7, IL-8, IL-10, IL-12 and IL-13) were quantitatively determined in 20 patients with thyroid cancer, 38 patients with benign thyroid… CONTINUE READING
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