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The Importance of Understanding Inflammatory Markers


A 12-year-old patient and their family seeks answers to adjust lifestyle habits and therapies. Test your knowledge on what cytokines can indicate.

Atopic dermatitis on the eyelid (Image courtesy: DermNetNZ.org)

Atopic dermatitis on the eyelid (Image courtesy: DermNetNZ.org)

A 12-year-old patient, with a long-standing history of pruritic patches and plaques on the antecubital fossae, eyelids, and perioral area, presents to your clinic. The patient, who experienced multiple flares in infancy and had asthma that improved over time, has maintained good control over the condition with lifestyle modifications and topical therapies. Which of the following inflammatory markers would you NOT expect to be elevated in this patient?

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