Table 2.

TNF, IL-1, and IL-6 Levels for Febrile, Young Children With (Cases,n = 33) and Without (Controls, n = 66) Occult Bacteremia

Median25th and
75th Quartiles
RangesP
Values
TNF
 Cases78355 –24270 –173 300.85
 Controls582224 –18900 –20 910
IL-1
 Cases156 –1750 –4961.25
 Controls113 –990 –3322
IL-6
 Cases273129 –62756 –22 580<.001
 Controls5116 –1170 –3936
  • Abbreviations: TNF, tumor necrosis factor α; IL-1, interleukin-1β; IL-6, interleukin.

  • * P value calculated using Mann-Whitney U test and all cytokines reported in pg/mL.