Cerebrospinal fluid IL-8 levels reflect symptoms of alexithymia in patients with non-inflammatory neurological disorders


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UHER Tomáš BOB Petr

Year of publication 2011
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Psychoneuroendocrinology
MU Faculty or unit

Central European Institute of Technology

Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2011.02.006
Field Neurology, neurosurgery, neurosciences
Keywords alexythymia IL -8
Description In the present study we have performed psychometric measurement of alexithymia (TAS-20) depression (BDI-II) and anxiety (SAS) and immunochemical measure of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum levels of IL-8 in 33 in patients with non-inflammatory neurological disorders Results indicate thath increased level of IL-8 (inCSF) may be related to symptoms of alexithymia and anxiety inpatients with NIND
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