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"High levels of IL-6 and IL-8 during treatment were observed in patients with severe or critical disease and correlated with decreased lymphocyte count."

Zhang X, Tan Y, Ling Y, Lu G, Liu F, Yi Z, Jia X, Wu M, Shi B, Xu S, Chen J, Wang W, Chen B, Jiang L, Yu S, Lu J, Wang J, Xu M, Yuan Z, Zhang Q, Zhang X, Zhao G, Wang S, Chen S, Lu H - "Viral and host factors related to the clinical outcome of COVID-19" Nature (2020) doi: 10.1038/s41586-020-2355-0. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 32434211.


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"Notably, higher levels of serum IL-1β, IL-2, and GM-CSF at baseline, and early decrease of IL-8, G-CSF, and MCP-1 were significantly associated in the development of thyroid irAE (P < .05)."

Kurimoto C, Inaba H, Ariyasu H, Iwakura H, Ueda Y, Uraki S, Takeshima K, Furukawa Y, Morita S, Yamamoto Y, Yamashita S, Katsuda M, Hayata A, Akamatsu H, Jinnin M, Hara I, Yamaue H, Akamizu T - "Predictive and sensitive biomarkers for thyroid dysfunctions during treatment with immune-checkpoint inhibitors" Cancer Sci 111(5):1468-1477 (2020) doi: 10.1111/cas.14363. Epub 2020 Mar 17. PMID: 32086984; PMCID: PMC7226278
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