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[Influence of immunotropic preparation cycloferon and phytopreparations of Cynara scolimus L. on blood cytokines profile of the patients with chronic viral hepatitis C in medical rehabilitation period].
Lik Sprava. 2012 Jan-Mar(1-2):102-7. PMID: 23035608
The effect of the immunotropic drug cycloferon and herbal medicine resources on the basis of Cynara scolimus L. on the blood cytokine profile in the patients with chronic viral hepatitis C (CVHC) in medical rehabilitation (MR) period. Established that prior to MR period in the patients with CVHC was noted significantly increased levels of proinflammatory cytokines (CK) at the blood serum, and the level of antiinflammatory CK changed significantly. The use of cycloferon and herbal medicine resources on the basis of Cynara scolimus L. in the MR complex provided to normalize the studied CK concentration in the serum of the patients with CVHC.