Georgian Med News 2018 Jan(274):13-18
State Establishment "Lugansk State Medical University", Rubizhne, Lugansk region, Ukraine.
The cytokine blood profile in patients with complicated erysipelas was investigated. It was found that in patients with complications of erysipelas (gangrene, phlegmon, abscess, thrombophlebitis of the subcutaneous veins of the shin) levels of pro-inflammatory cytokines IL-1ß, TNF-α, IL-2, IL-6 in serum significantly increase and level of anti-inflammatory cytokine IL-4 increases slightly, as well as was found a significant increase in coefficients reflecting the ratio of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory cytokines, which indicates the prevalence in the blood of examined patients with complications of erysipelas an anti-inflammatory properties. A more significant increase in pro-inflammatory cytokines serum levels is typical for patients with destructive forms of erysipelas - phlegmonous and gangrenous, a slight increase - for patients without purulent-necrotic component of complication (thrombophlebitis of the subcutaneous veins of the shin). Read More