TABLE 3.

Concentrations of endotoxin and cytokines in MEEs from patients with or without AOM prior to OME

Prior AOMPatientNo. of casesMean concn (pg/mgTP) ± SD of:
MIFIL-1βTNF-αEndotoxin
PresentAdult83,095.3 ± 7,807.4250.9 ± 518.279.5 ± 192.944.0 ± 51.2
Child67,745.1 ± 16,616.535.4 ± 71.20.0 ± 0.078.5 ± 121.5
AbsentAdult871,317.4 ± 8,901.50.2 ± 0.70.1 ± 0.5170.9 ± 501.9
Child5614.6 ± 403.20.0 ± 0.00.0 ± 0.010.5 ± 8.2