Chitotriosidase in neonates with fungal and bacterial infections

Labadaridis, I.; Dimitriou, E.; Theodorakis, M.; Kafalidis, G.; Velegraki, A.; Michelakakis, H.
November 2005
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Nov2005, Vol. 90 Issue 6, pF531
Academic Journal
Increased plasma and/or urine chitotriosidase activity was found in neonates with fungal infection changing in parallel with their clinical condition. Increased levels were also found in neonates with bacterial infection. Chitotriosidase activity increase is not a response specific to fungi, but serial assays could monitor the course of neonatal fungal infection.


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