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Sepsis appears to have a better prognosis in women than in men. The survival advantage of women may be related to their higher levels of anti-inflammatory mediators such as IL-10 (interleukin). (The relative proportions of pro-inflammatory and anti-inflammatory mediators may be an important therapeutic target).
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