Clinical use of plasma chitotriosidase in severe sepsis.
Curr Med Res Opin. 2015 Nov 9;:1-14
Authors: Chiarla C, Giovannini I, Antuzzi D, Piras A, Ardito F, Giuliante F
Plasma chitotriosidase activity (ChT) was previously proposed to quantify severity of sepsis. In a complex surgical case, with prolonged sepsis and consistently high ChT, we found that the least increased values occurred in stages of extreme illness, with profound hypocholesterolemia. ChT needs a better characterization before becoming a reliable biomarker of septic evolution.
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