Monocytes are major players in the prognosis and risk of infection after acute stroke.

  title={Monocytes are major players in the prognosis and risk of infection after acute stroke.},
  author={Xabier N Urra and Alvaro Cervera and V{\'i}ctor Obach and N{\'u}ria Climent and Anna M Planas and {\'A}ngel Chamorro},
  volume={40 4},
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Monocytes participate in adaptive and innate immune responses. Monocyte numbers increase in patients with stroke associated infection (SAI) or severe stroke. Whether changes in monocytes are related to specific effects, or simply mark brain damage, remains unsettled. METHODS We used flow cytometry in 45 consecutive strokes and 12 healthy controls to assess the time course of monocytes, their phenotype, and the production of cytokines after stimulation. Cortisol, TNF… CONTINUE READING


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