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Table 3 BALF inflammatory cytokines between GMPP and RMPP children

From: The correlation between vitamin a status and refractory Mycoplasma Pneumoniae pneumonia (RMPP) incidence in children

BALF inflammatory cytokines GMPP (n = 45) RMPP (n = 14) P
IL-6 (pg/mL) 122.00 (43.92–294.49) 302.27 (141.45–726.08) 0.017*
TNF-α (pg/mL) 5.56 (0.00–11.04) 29.41 (5.01–79.13) 0.014*
IL-2 (pg/mL) 0.00 (0.00–0.00) 0.00 (0.00–0.00) 0.314
IL-4 (pg/mL) 0.00 (0.00–2.06) 0.00 (0.00–0.74) 0.841
IL-10 (pg/mL) 3.09 (0.00–9.27) 9.74 (0.00–37.48) 0.227
IFN-γ (pg/mL) 3.87 (0.00–12.26) 6.74 (2.40–46.56) 0.143
IL-17a (pg/mL) 3.70 (0.00–7.76) 6.82 (0.38–10.74) 0.214
  1. * showed difference between RMPP and GMPP groups (P < 0.05)