Levels of pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines in ascites from patients with HCV-C or ALC-C. Cytokine concentration was measured by ELISA in ascites from patients with HCV-C (n = 15) or ALC-C (n = 30). Results are expressed in pg/ml and represented as box plot. Circles out of the boxes correspond to outliers. The median and IQR are indicated for each box. Mann–Whitney U test: * P < 0.05, ** P < 0.01.