Th1 and Th2 serum cytokine profiles characterize patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (Th1) and Graves' disease (Th2).

@article{Phenekos2004Th1AT,
  title={Th1 and Th2 serum cytokine profiles characterize patients with Hashimoto's thyroiditis (Th1) and Graves' disease (Th2).},
  author={Costas Phenekos and Andromachi Vryonidou and Angelos D. Gritzapis and Constantinos N Baxevanis and Margarita Goula and Michael Papamichail},
  journal={Neuroimmunomodulation},
  year={2004},
  volume={11 4},
  pages={209-13}
}
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to document the pattern of immune response, assessed by the measurement of both Th1 and Th2 serum cytokines, in patients suffering from autoimmune thyroid disease and toxic nodular goiter. METHODS Both Th1 and Th2 serum cytokine levels were assayed in patients suffering from Graves' disease (GD, n = 25), Hashimoto's thyroiditis (HT, n = 21), and toxic nodular goiter (TNG, n = 7) and compared with corresponding levels of 25 healthy controls. Serum… CONTINUE READING