Serum levels of cytokines in alcoholic liver cirrhosis and pancreatitis.

  title={Serum levels of cytokines in alcoholic liver cirrhosis and pancreatitis.},
  author={Agnieszka Szuster-Ciesielska and Jadwiga Daniluk and M Kandefer-Zerszeń},
  journal={Archivum immunologiae et therapiae experimentalis},
  volume={48 4},
Although altered cytokine homeostasis has been implicated in the pathogenesis of both alcoholic liver and pancreas diseases, the serum cytokine pattern characteristic of concomitant alcoholic liver cirrhosis and pancreatitis has not been examined. In this paper we examine the serum levels of proinflammatory cytokines, such as IL-6, IL-8, TNF-alpha, and also antiinflammatory ones, such as IL-10 and TGF-beta, in 22 patients with alcoholic liver cirrhosis and 28 patients with chronic pancreatitis… CONTINUE READING


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