International Medical Journal, Vol. 17., Iss. 1, 2011, P. 103−105.
CYTOKINE PROFILE IN PATIENTS WITH ACUTE MENINGITIS OF BACTERIAL AND VIRAL ORIGIN
Kharkiv Medical Academy of Post−graduate Education, Kharkiv, Ukraine
The findings of comparative analysis of the levels of proinflammatory (TNF−α, IL−1, IL−6) and antiinflammtory (IL−4, IL−10) cytokines in the cerebrospinal fluid of the patients with purulent and serous meningitis are presented. Increased concentration of both proinflammatory and antiinflammtory cytokines was revealed.
Key words: antiinflammatory cytokines, proinflammatory cytokines, cerebrospinal fluid, purulent meningitis, serous meningitis.