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ea0014p8 | (1) | ECE2007

Is there any role for anti-inflammatory cytokine Interleukin-10 in advanced congestive heart failure?

Farrag Azza , El Gahndour Nouran , Halim Mohab

Background: CHF manifestations can be explained by the biologic effects of tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha). Interleukin-10 (IL-10) has potent deactivating properties and is considered a potent anti-inflammatory cytokine that inhibits TNF-alpha production. This study was designed to examine the role of IL-10 in patients with CHF and to test its correlation with pro-inflammatory markers.Methodology: Fifty patients with CHF were studied. Patients we...