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Table 1 Significantly increased interleukin-6 and interleukin-10 levels in the cerebrospinal fluid

From: A reversible lesion of the corpus callosum splenium with adult influenza-associated encephalitis/encephalopathy: a case report

  serum CSF
day 1 8 1 8
IL-6 7.9 4.2 20 3.5
IL-4 3.2 <2.6 <2.6 <2.6
IL-2 <2.6 <2.6 <2.6 <2.6
IFN-γ <7.1 <7.1 <7.1 <7.1
TNF-α 2.8 <2.8 <2.8 <2.8
IL-10 7.5 2.9 <2.8 <2.8
     pg/ml
  1. Cytokine assay study of blood serum and cerebrospinal fluid at the time points of pre- and post-treatment with methylprednisolone. In the patient's serum, interleukin-6 and interleukin-10 were elevated at day 1 (pre-treatment) and decreased at day 8 (post-treatment). In his cerebrospinal fluid, interleukin-6 levels were remarkably high (19.6 pg/ml) at day 1 and reduced to normal levels by day 8.