TABLE 2.

Proinflammatory and immunoregulatory cytokine concentrations in cervical secretions

CytokineNo. (%) of samples in which cytokine was detectedaMedian cytokine level, pg/ml (IQR)b
Proinflammatory
    IL-1β70 (97)187 (96, 481)
    IL-672 (100)2,348 (1,093, 4,107)
    IL-871 (99)13,338 (6,139, 26,936)
Immunoregulatory
    IFN-γ70 (97)4 (1, 7)
    IL-272 (100)23 (14, 35)
    IL-457 (79)11 (6, 17)
    IL-571 (99)5 (2, 7)
    IL-1072 (100)37 (15, 70)
    IL-1272 (100)99 (60, 180)
    IL-1328 (39)30 (13, 85)
  • a Number of samples, out of 72 tested, in which cytokine was detected.

  • b Median (interquartile range [IQR]) of samples in which cytokine was detected.