Lower Serum IL-10 Is an Independent Predictor of IBS Among Volunteers in Mexico

  title={Lower Serum IL-10 Is an Independent Predictor of IBS Among Volunteers in Mexico},
  author={Max Julio Schmulson and Daniela Pulido-London and Oscar M Rodr{\'i}guez and Norma Morales-Rochlin and Rosalinda Mart{\'i}nez-Garc{\'i}a and Ma Concepci{\'o}n Guti{\'e}rrez-Ru{\'i}z and Juan Carlos L{\'o}pez-Alvarenga and Guillermo Robles-D{\'i}az and Gabriela Gutierrez-Reyes},
  journal={The American Journal of Gastroenterology},
OBJECTIVES:Studies suggest that altered immune activation, manifested by an imbalance in anti- and pro-inflammatory cytokine levels, exists in a subgroup of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients. However, similar studies have not been conducted in Latin populations. The objective of this study was to measure serum levels of interleukin (IL)-10 and tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-α in subjects fulfilling symptom criteria for IBS and controls.METHODS:Volunteers (n=178) from a university population… CONTINUE READING
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