Journal Article

Circulating Cytokines in Patients with Cat Scratch Disease

Nikolaos G. Papadopoulos, Dimitrios Gourgiotis, Apostolos Bossios, Andrew Fretzayas, Maria Moustaki and Themistocles Karpathios

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 33, issue 6, pages e54-e56
Published in print September 2001 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2001 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/322596
Circulating Cytokines in Patients with Cat Scratch Disease

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Levels of circulating interleukin (IL)-2, IL-6, and IL-10, measured by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, were significantly higher in patients with cat scratch disease (CSD) than in healthy control subjects; no induction of IL-12 was observed, and levels of interferon-γ and IL-4 were generally not detectable. This is the first report showing increased circulating cytokine levels in patients with CSD. The induction of these mediators can partly explain some clinical and pathological features of the disease.

Journal Article.  2153 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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