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Published online Aug 13, 2012. doi: 10.1186/1471-2172-13-45
Table 2
Cytokine levels in bronchoalveolar lavage fluid
 TPE groupControl groupP value
IFN-γ
17.36±17.26
1.43±1.95
0.0045*
TNF-α
18.92±15.04
4.24±4.29
0.004*
IL-1α
16.37±23.44
4.74±3.83
0.069
IL-1β
22.45±31.76
2.78±3.62
0.035
IL-2
6.26±19.79
0.74±1.68
0.195
IL-4
34.16±46.72
8.17±11.23
0.052
IL-6
5.78±18.27
0.94±2.08
0.207
IL-8
132.73±280.57
8.68±11.45
0.089
IL-10
17.63±29.55
22.24±25.79
0.357
VEGF115.28±99.213.709±5.3490.001*
TPE = tuberculous pleural effusion; values represent mean ± SD; data after standardization shown as picograms per millilitre of epithelial lining fluid (ELF) (pg/mL ELF; IFN-γ = interferon gamma; TNF-α = tumor necrosis factor-alpha; IL-1α = interleukin-1-alpha; IL-1β = interleukin 1-beta; IL-2 = interleukin-2; IL-4 = interleukin-4; IL-6 = interleukin-6; IL-8 = interleukin-8; IL-10 = interleukin-10; VEGF = vascular endothelial growth factor).
* Bonferroni correction p < 0.005.
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