Elevation of Serum Levels of High-Sensitivity Procalcitonin, C-reactive Protein, and Amyloid A in a Prepubertal Child with Mumps Orchitis.

Abstract

BACKGROUND Serum CRP concentrations are significantly elevated at the acute phase in patients with mumps orchitis, but little is known currently about other inflammatory biomarkers. METHODS We report the measurements of serum inflammatory biomarkers [high-sensitivity procalcitonin (hs-PCT), C-reactive protein (CRP) and amyloid A] in a child with mumps orchitis. RESULTS The patient's serum levels of CRP, hs-PCT, and amyloid A were highly increased at the acute phase, but returned to normal levels at convalescence. CONCLUSIONS This case suggests that hs-PCT and amyloid A may not be useful for distinguishing between mumps orchitis accompanied by highly elevated serum concentrations of CRP and systemic bacterial infections.

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@article{Akaboshi2015ElevationOS, title={Elevation of Serum Levels of High-Sensitivity Procalcitonin, C-reactive Protein, and Amyloid A in a Prepubertal Child with Mumps Orchitis.}, author={Izumi Akaboshi}, journal={Clinical laboratory}, year={2015}, volume={61 11}, pages={1795-8} }