The prognostic value of serum cytokine levels in patients with acute infections.


BACKGROUND Elevation of serum cytokine level, especially tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) and granulocyte-colony stimulating factor (G-CSF), has been reported in acute bacterial infection. Elevation of serum TNF-alpha level upon patients' admission has also been reported to correlate with the fatal outcome. METHODS The present study is to evaluate… (More)


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