Serum Neopterin and Procalcitonin Levels in Relationship with Pediatric Burn Wound Infections

Pilanci, Ozgur and Ergin, Sevgi and Sirekbasan, Serhat and Ersin, Idris and Habip, Zafer and Yuksel, Pelin and Kuvat, Nuray and Aslan, Mustafa and Dinc, Oyku and Saribas, Suat and Kocazeybek, Bekir (2016) Serum Neopterin and Procalcitonin Levels in Relationship with Pediatric Burn Wound Infections. Acta Microbiologica et Immunologica Hungarica, 63 (1). pp. 47-56. ISSN 1217-8950


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Infection and septic complications in burn patients can be monitored by procalcitonin (PCT) and neopterin plasma values. The aim of the study was to investigate serum neopterin and PCT levels with WBC (white blood cell) and CRP (C-reactive protein) levels in patient group (PG) and healthy control group (HCG) and to investigate the relationship of these markers with burn wound infections (BWI). As the PG, 23 patients between 0–12 ages and up to 30% Total Body Surface Area (TBSA) burned and 15 HCG were included. PCT, neopterin, WBC, and CRP results on the first, the seventh, the fourteenth and the 21st day have been compared. During the follow-up period, 11 patients with BWI and 12 patients without BWI were classified as infected and non-infected patients, respectively. PCT and neopterin levels were detected higher in patients with BWI but no significant difference were present. Also, PCT and neopterin levels within the first 24 hours following the burn were detected higher in PG than HCG. CRP and WBC levels were detected high due to burn trauma. PCT and neopterin levels were increased in patients with BWI. PCT levels were increased during the pre-infectious period, while neopterin levels increased during the post-infectious period.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QR Microbiology / mikrobiológia
Depositing User: Ágnes Sallai
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2016 08:00
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2017 23:15

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