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Patients with agammaglobulinemia may excrete enteroviruses, including vaccine-derived poliovirus, for prolonged periods of time. This poses a risk to the patients but it also may pose a risk to the population after eradication of poliovirus and the cessation of routine vaccination. To assess this...
Interleukin (IL)-18 is a proinflammatory cytokine and is now recognized as an important regulator of both helper T cells (Th) 1 and 2 cytokine production. An increased IL-18 secretion has been reported in patients with allergic disorders. It is predominantly produced by activated macrophages, and...