[A study of the role of plasma thromboxane B2 and 6-keto-prostaglandin F1 alpha in epidemic hemorrhagic fever].Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi 1990; 29(3):138-40, 188ZN
Plasma concentrations of Thromboxane B2 (TXB2) and 6-keto-prostaglandin F1 alpha (6-keto-PGF1 alpha) were dynamically measured with radioimmunoassay in 30 patients of epidemic hemorrhagic fever (EHF). It was found that the levels plasma TXB2 significantly increased and 6-keto-PGF1 alpha decreased in EHF patients as compared with those in controls. The more severe the patient's condition, the higher the level of TXB2 and the lower the level of 6-keto-PGF1 alpha. The ratio of TXB2/6-keto-PGF1 alpha was parallel with the severity of the patient's condition. Plasma TXB and TXB2/6-keto-PGF1 alpha ratio increased significantly in the hemorrhagic and shock group, while 6-keto-PGF1 alpha decreased significantly in the shock group. The results showed that there is a distinct imbalance of TXA2-PGI2 mediated through the increase of TXA2 and decrease of PGI2 in EHF. The imbalance of TXA2-PGI2 participates in the pathogenesis and pathophysiology of hemorrhage, shock and renal dysfunction.