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Relationship Between Cytokine Gene Polymorphisms and Risk of Postoperative Pneumonia with Esophageal Cancer
This prospective study evaluated the relationship of inflammatory gene polymorphisms and postoperative pneumonia after esophagectomy in 120 pts. One genotype for IL-10 was significantly associated with reduced postoperative serum IL-10 levels and an increased rate of postoperative pneumonia. IL-10 polymorphism was an independent predictor of pneumonia.