The Role of Interleukin-6 and C-Reactive Protein in Non-Thyroidal Illness in Premature Infants Followed in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

@inproceedings{Dll2012TheRO,
  title={The Role of Interleukin-6 and C-Reactive Protein in Non-Thyroidal Illness in Premature Infants Followed in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit},
  author={D{\'i}lek D{\'i}ll{\'i} and Uğur Dilmen},
  booktitle={Journal of clinical research in pediatric endocrinology},
  year={2012}
}
OBJECTIVE To investigate the role of interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) in non-thyroidal illness (NTI) in premature infants. METHODS Serum levels of IL-6 and CRP, thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH), total thyroxine (T4), free T4 (fT4), total triiodothyronine (T3), and free T3 (fT3) were determined at the 1st, 2nd and 4th weeks of postnatal life in 148 premature infants born before 33 weeks of gestation. RESULTS At the 1st week, serum T3 was negatively correlated with IL-6 (r… CONTINUE READING
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