Table 5: Differences in the serum cytokine levels in the adult Tanzanian patients based on gender and mycobacterial culture from lymph nodes.

Cytokine (pg/mL)Male ()
Median (range)
Female ()
Median (range)
valueCulture positive ()
Median (range)
Culture negative ()
Median (range)
value

IFN-0.0 (0–42.8)0.0 (0–30.9)0.980.0 (0–22.4)0.0 (0–42.8)0.383
TNF-3.2 (0–352.5)11.8 (0–73)0.158.4 (0.5–352.5)12.4 (0–72.9)0.874
GM-CSF35.2 (0–507)55.1 (0–457)0.9635.2 (0–506.9)34.5 (0–457.7)0.864
IL-172.6 (0–1338)5.7 (0–6305)0.510.0 (0–1338.8)66.5 (0–6305.4)0.746
IL-20.0 (0–28)0.0 (0–19.8)0.310.0 (0–28.2)0.0 (0–19.8)0.193
IL-40 (0–9.5)0 (0–18)0.300.0 (0–6.8)0.0 (0–18.5)0.360
IL-51.5 (0–10)0.75 (0–6.4)0.161.0 (0–8.1)1.0 (0–10.0)0.465
IL-646.4 (0–18979)55.5 (0–25781)0.8046.4 (0–18979.1)55.6 (0–25781.5)0.825
IL-8362 (0–27670)419 (0–386577)0.70638.2 (0–27670.3)366.4 (0–386578.0)0.486
IL-100.0 (0–29)0.0 (0–22)0.960.0 (0–29.3)0.0 (0–22.8)0.513
IL-120 (0–20.7)0.1 (0–37)0.030.3 (0–20.7)0.0 (0–37.8)0.029
IL-150.0 (0–61)0.0 (0–25)0.770.6 (0–21.1)0.0 (0–61.4)0.223
IL-170 (0–134)0 0.040.0 (0–26.1)0.0 (0–133.7)0.638

value for difference between males and females and value for difference between culture positive and culture negative TB patients.