Correlation between TH1 response standard cytokines as biomarkers in patients with the delta virus in the western Brazilian amazon

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© 2016, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz. All rights reserved. Hepatitis D virus (HDV) is endemic in the Amazon Region and its pathophysiology is the most severe among viral hepatitis. Treatment is performed with pegylated interferon and the immune response appears to be important for infection control. HDV patients were studied: untreated and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) positive (n = 9), anti- HDV positive and PCR negative (n = 8), and responders to treatment (n = 12). The cytokines, interleukin (IL)-2 (p =0.0008) and IL-12 (p = 0.02) were differentially expressed among the groups and were also correlated (p = 0.0143). Future studies will be conducted with patients at different stages of treatment, associating the viral load with serum cytokines produced, thereby attempting to establish a prognostic indicator of the infection.

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de Figueiredo Nicolete, L. D., Borzacov, L. M. P., Vieira, D. S., Nicolete, R., & Salcedo, J. M. V. (2016). Correlation between TH1 response standard cytokines as biomarkers in patients with the delta virus in the western Brazilian amazon. Memorias Do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 111(4), 275–276. https://doi.org/10.1590/0074-02760160035

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