No relationship between systemic levels of cytokines and bacterial burdens in TB – PDM individuals.

<p>The relationship between the plasma levels of IFNγ, TNFα, IL-2, IL-17A, IL-17F, IL-10, IL-1β, IFNβ, TGFβ and bacterial burdens (as assessed by smear grades - 1<sup>+</sup>, 2<sup>+</sup> and 3<sup>+</sup>) was examined in TB - PDM (n = 48) individuals. The data are represented as scatter plots with each circle representing a single individual. P values were calculated using the Spearman rank correlation.</p>