Serum interleukin-18 levels are raised in diabetic ketoacidosis in Chinese children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.

@article{Dong2007SerumIL,
  title={Serum interleukin-18 levels are raised in diabetic ketoacidosis in Chinese children with type 1 diabetes mellitus.},
  author={Guanping Dong and Li Liang and Jun-Fen Fu and Chaochun Zou},
  journal={Indian pediatrics},
  year={2007},
  volume={44 10},
  pages={732-6}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of serum interleukin (IL-18) in children with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) and diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). DESIGN Case-control study. SUBJECTS Sixty-one children with T1DM including 28 with DKA and 33 without DKA and 30 age - and sex-matched healthy controls were recruited. METHODS Serum IL-18, IL-12, and IFN-gamma levels were measured in all subjects by enzyme linked immunosorbent assay. RESULTS Serum IL-18 levels were significantly higher in… CONTINUE READING