Interleukin (IL) 5 levels and eosinophilia in patients with intestinal parasitic diseases


Ustun S., TURGAY N., BAYRAM DELİBAŞ S., ERTABAKLAR H.

WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY, vol.10, no.24, pp.3643-3646, 2004 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 24
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Doi Number: 10.3748/wjg.v10.i24.3643
  • Journal Name: WORLD JOURNAL OF GASTROENTEROLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.3643-3646
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

AIM: Intestinal parasitic diseases are commonly accompanied with diarrhoeal symptoms and allergic reactions. Eosinophilia occurs as a result of IL-5 synthesized from Th2 cells during allergic reactions. IL-5 acts as a factor activating eosinophils. The aim of this study was to compare the IL-5 cytokine measurements in serum samples and cell cultures. And also to compare eosinophilia observed in helminth infections and protozoon infections accompanied with allergy.