Int J Infect Dis 2021 Jun 6. Epub 2021 Jun 6.
Department of Liver & Laparoscopic Surgery, Digestive & Vascular Surgery Center, 1(st)Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi 830054, China; State Key Laboratory of Pathogenesis, Prevention, Treatment of High Incidence Diseases in Central Asia, Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi 830054, China. Electronic address:
Objectives: We aimed to investigate the potential biomarker for distinguishing biological viability of hepatic echinococcosis.
Methods: We measured plasma concentrations of several cytokines and chemokines in patients with active and non-active cysts (HCE, n = 47), stable/progressive alveolar echinococcosis (HAE, n = 38) patients and their comparable infection-free volunteers (n = 48) through Luminex assay technique. Disease progression was staged according to the classification standard. Read More