Elevated pleural fluid levels of defensins in patients with empyema.
- Published Article
- Publication Date
Mar 01, 1998
Our results suggest that the high effusion concentrations of defensins in pleural effusion may constitute an important component of the host defense system or may have a cytotoxic role in empyema. Our results also indicate that the high levels of IL-8 and G-CSF in empyema may indirectly explain the elevated levels of defensins by increasing the number of neutrophils in the pleural space.
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