TITLE

Chitotriosidase in neonates with fungal and bacterial infections

AUTHOR(S)
Labadaridis, I.; Dimitriou, E.; Theodorakis, M.; Kafalidis, G.; Velegraki, A.; Michelakakis, H.
PUB. DATE
November 2005
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Fetal & Neonatal Edition;Nov2005, Vol. 90 Issue 6, pF531
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
18940259

 

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