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Table 1 Promising use of interleukin 8 (IL-8) in various fields of medicine

From: Interleukin 8 (IL-8) - a universal biomarker?

Field proposed Usea Reference
Urology and Nephrology Marker for chronic prostatitis [6]
  Marker for acute pyelonephritis [8]
Hematology Marker for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma [17]
Oncology Marker for urinary bladder cancer [5]
  Therapeutic target to control cancer growth and metastasis [18]
Pediatrics Marker for nasocomial bacterial infections in neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) [15, 16]
  Marker for vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). [9]
Microbiology Detection of pulmonary infections [11]
  Detection of osteomyelitis [12]
Nuclear Medicine 99mTc-labeled IL-8 scintigraphy for diagnosis of clinical conditions [10]
  1. a, Further large scale studies are required.