Serum IL-18 levels in tuberculosis: Comparison with pneumonia, lung cancer and healthy controls

Akgun M. , Saglam L. , Kaynar H. , Yildirim A., Mirici A., GÖRGÜNER M., ...More

RESPIROLOGY, vol.10, no.3, pp.295-299, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/j.1440-1843.2005.00710.x
  • Title of Journal : RESPIROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-299


Objective: The aim of the present study was to document the serum IL-18 levels inpatients with pulmonary tuberculosis (P-TB), extrapulmonary tuberculosis (EP-TB), pneumonia, lung cancer and in healthy controls, and to investigate whether it may assist in the differential diagnosis of P-TB.