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Increased concentrations of tumor necrosis factor and interleukin-6 contribute to the hemostatic abnormalities in advanced liver disease

Páramo JA, Sangro B, Prósper F, Quiroga J [ES], Rifón J, Rocha E.
Hematology Service, School of Medicine, University of Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Revisão:Haemostasis

Data: 1/Dez/1995

Hepatologia Hematologia e Hemoterapia

Abnormal cytokine levels have been described in patients with chronic liver disease, but studies correlating cytokine homeostasis with abnormalities in coagulation and fibrinolysis are lacking. In order to establish a link between cytokines and the hemostatic changes the following parameters were determined in 44 patients with cirrhosis (alcoholic = 15, postnecrotic = 22, others = 7): TNF-alpha, IL-6, thrombin-antithrombin (TAT) complexes, prothrombin fragment 1 + 2 (F1 + 2) and t-PA by using enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays, and PAI-1, plasminogen and alpha 2-antiplasmin (alpha 2-AP) by using chromogenic substrates. All patients were at stages B and C of Child's classification when entering the study.

Mean cytokine concentrations were significantly higher in cirrhotic patients as compared to age- and sex-matched controls (p < 0.009). There was a significant increase of TAT (p < 0.02) and F1 + 2 (p < 0.001) in the patients groups, suggesting a grade of intravascular coagulation. A hyperfibrinolytic state as demonstrated by an increase of t-PA and decrease of plasminogen and alpha 2-AP was also observed (p < 0.001). We could define a subgroup of patients with cytokine values higher than 20 pg/ml. Interestingly, in this group there was a significant increase of TAT (p < 0.04) and t-PA (p < 0.02) levels and a decrease of plasminogen and alpha 2-AP (p < 0.02) as compared to values observed in patients with cytokines lower than 20 pg/ml.

We conclude that high levels of TNF-alpha and IL-6 may contribute to hyperfibrinolysis and intravascular coagulation in patients with liver cirrhosis, as assessed by the increase of TAT and t-PA levels and the reduction of plasminogen and alpha 2-AP.

CITAÇÃO DO ARTIGO Haemostasis. 1995 Nov-Dec;25(6):305-11

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