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Table 2 Serum cytokine levels (pg/mL) among various groups

From: Low birth weight contributed to increased serum IL-6 levels in infantile respiratory syncytial virus infection

  No. IL-2 (SEM) IL-4 (SEM) IL-6 (SEM) IL-10 (SEM) TNF-α (SEM) IFN-γ (SEM)
Reference value   1.1–9.8 0.1–3.0 1.7–16.6 2.6–4.9 0.1–5.2 1.6–17.3
RSV group 116 3.98 (0.15) 3.25 (0.07) 54.06 (12.89) 9.87 (1.06) *3.86 (1.24) 11.85 (1.08)
non-RSV group 242 3.51 (0.10) 3.31 (0.06) 60.30 (9.04) 8.21 (0.69) 9.81 (1.79) 15.54 (1.54)
  1. In all subjects, *P = 0.024, as compared with non-RSV group. RSV respiratory syncytial virus, IL interleukin, SEM standard error of mean