Determination and clinical correlation of markers of inflammation in unvaccinated patients with varicella-zoster infection


Oncel E. K. , Kara A., Celik M., Karahan S., Cengiz A. B. , Ceyhan M.

EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES, cilt.17, ss.2032-2039, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 15
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Dergi Adı: EUROPEAN REVIEW FOR MEDICAL AND PHARMACOLOGICAL SCIENCES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.2032-2039

Özet

BACKGROUND: Chicken pox is commonly known as a benign exenthamatous disease of childhood, occasionally neurologic or hemorrhagic complications, or even death may ensue. Early predictors of severity of disease have yet to be identified. TNF-alpha and IL-6 stimulate virus-specific immunoglobulin production and it has been postulated that determination of levels of these cytokines may be useful as a prognostic factor.