Estimation of IL-18 and TNFα in Iraqi Patients with Chronic Renal Failure

Abstract

Chronic Renal Failure (CRF) also called chronic kidney disease (CKD) is defined as the presence of kidney damage, and eventually leads to a gradual loss of kidney function, which means the need for renal replacement therapy (dialysis or transplantation). The goal of our study it is to measures some immunological parameters (IL-18& TNF-a) in chronic kidney disease (CKD) & then compare between them and assess some biochemical parameters include (urea, creatinine, sodium, potassium and calcium).