Plasma tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels in patients with burns

  title={Plasma tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) levels in patients with burns},
  author={Shigeatsu Endo and Katsuya Inada and Yuki Yamada and Takeshi Kasai and Tetsuya Takakuwa and Hajime Nakae and Masahiro Kikuchi and S. Hoshi and Mamoru Suzuki and Hideki Yamashita and Masashi Yoshida},
Abstract Levels of plasma tumour necrosis factor-α (TNF-α) were determined consecutively in 42 patients with burns > 20 per cent of the total body surface area using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay. In the early period after injury (including the period of burn shock), 24 patients had detectable TNF-α levels in their plasma. However, the plasma TNF-α levels at the time of admission were very low and did not correlate with the extent of the burn or the prognosis. In contrast, the maximum… CONTINUE READING

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