Clinical Application of Rapid Assay of Interleukin-6 in Influenza-Associated Encephalopathy

@inproceedings{Nakamura2005ClinicalAO,
  title={Clinical Application of Rapid Assay of Interleukin-6 in Influenza-Associated Encephalopathy},
  author={Mikage Nakamura and Gaku Yamanaka and Hisashi Kawashima and Yoshiaki Watanabe and Hiroaki Ioi and Yasuyo Kashiwagi and Kouji Takekuma and Akinori Hoshika and Mizuho Hayakawa and Shigeru Suzuki},
  booktitle={Disease markers},
  year={2005}
}
The characteristics of influenza-associated encephalopathy is the high mortality and nimble progress with coma which appears in general cases within 48 hours. Most of patients show no abnormalities in the standard blood checks on admission or in early stage. In this study we investigated if a rapid assay of interleukin (IL)-6 is useful in influenza… CONTINUE READING