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Infectious Disease General

[Unusual cause of a PCT-elevation].

 Procalcitonin (PCT) is an established marker for bacterial infection. Elevation of PCT can occur due to various reasons and is not specific, as we outline in the following case report. We report on a 29 year old patient, who...

Interleukin-17 in Liver Disease Pathogenesis.

Interleukin 17A (IL-17A)-producing T helper 17 (Th17) cells were identified as a subset of T helper cells that play a critical role in host defense against bacterial and fungal pathogens. Th17 cells differentiate from Th0 naïve...