Table 1: Comparisons among proinflammatory cytokine levels at age 0 days (pg/mL).
(a)

IL-1IL-6IL-8IL-10TNF

Group I15151.2 ± 175.4 8402.1 ± 11784.725554.1 ± 34672.7 297.5 ± 551.4 72.2 ± 66.9
Group F1749.5 ± 46.4 16574.1 ± 38524.32511.2 ± 5226.8 58.1 ± 58.8 34.6 ± 31.6
Group C144.6 ± 7.168.5 ± 140.385.2 ± 118.7169.0 ± 507.08.4 ± 8.6

Mean ± SD.
(b)

  
I vsGroup F Group C F vsGroup C

IL-1β   < 0.05 < 0.01IL-1βNS
IL-6NSNSIL-6NS
IL-8 < 0.05 < 0.05IL-8NS
IL-10NSNSIL-10NS
TNF-α < 0.05 < 0.01TNF-NS

Group I: infection, Group F: fetal inflammatory response syndrome, Group C: control.