Proinflammatory Cytokines and Glutamate in Acute Stroke
To the Editor:
I have with great interest read the article, “Proinflammatory Cytokines and Early Neurological Worsening in Ischemic Stroke,” by Vila et al.1 Bearing in mind the complexities of interleukin (IL)-6 effects, I would like to ask the authors the following questions:
Are the patients included in this study the same patients as in the earlier published studies2 from the same research group concerning glutamate?
If so, is there a relationship between IL-6 and glutamate that can be identified in the material?
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