Serum TNF-α, sCD8 and sIL-2R levels in childhood tuberculosis

  title={Serum TNF-α, sCD8 and sIL-2R levels in childhood tuberculosis},
  author={D. Asst.Prof.IşilB.BarlanM. and D. Prof.M.M.BaşaranM. and D. M.BakirM. and F. T{\"u}kenmez M. Sc. and D. NuralBekiroğluPh.},
In this study we have determined the serum tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-α), soluble CD8 (sCD8) and soluble interleukin-2 receptor (sIL-2R) levels in children with active pulmonary tuberculosis (n=66) and healthy controls (n=20). Measurable serum TNF-α levels were detected in nine of 86 children (10.5%), all of whom belonged to the group with active… CONTINUE READING