TABLE 2.

Concentrations of endotoxin and cytokines in mucoid and serous MEEs

TypePatientNo. of casesMean concn (pg/mgTP) ± SD of:
MIFIL-1βTNF-αEndotoxin
MucoidAdult304,040.6 ± 15,492.367.0 ± 278.521.3 ± 101.3357.6 ± 822.6
Child59,078.0 ± 18,209.335.6 ± 79.60.0 ± 0.041.8 ± 74.4
SerousAdult65279.4 ± 458.90.2 ± 0.80.1 ± 0.569.1 ± 85.3
Child6692.3 ± 593.25.7 ± 14.10.0 ± 0.052.4 ± 113.4