This comparative study of interleukins, tissue factor activity, and certain parameters of coagulation hemostasis included patients with rheumatic heart disease. It revealed an increased production of proinflammatory cytokines including interleukin-1b (IL-1 beta) and tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha) in all groups of patients. The procoagulative activity was also enhanced and positively correlated with the IL-1 beta level. Tissue factor activity was directly proportional to the concentration of IL-1 beta and inversely proportional to that of interleukin-4 (IL-4).
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