Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, September 16th, 2003
In "a prospective study conducted at the Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital, Eldoret, Kenya," a group of "23 children admitted to the hospital with cerebral (CM) and 10 children with noncerebral malaria (NCM)" were examined "to establish and compare levels of tumor necrosis factor (TNF-alpha) and transforming growth factor (TGF-beta1)".
"Serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) cytokine levels were assayed using ELISA kits. In serum, TGF-beta1 and TNF-alpha decreased over five days after admission to the hospital in both groups of patients...
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