Endotoxemia in febrile patients with hematological malignancies. Relationship of type of bacteremia, clinical findings and serum cytokine pattern.

@article{Engervall1997EndotoxemiaIF,
  title={Endotoxemia in febrile patients with hematological malignancies. Relationship of type of bacteremia, clinical findings and serum cytokine pattern.},
  author={Per Engervall and Marta Granstr{\"o}m and B{\"o}rje Andersson and Mats Kalin and Magnus Bj{\"o}rkholm},
  journal={Infection},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={2-7}
}
The relation between gram-negative bacteremia, endotoxemia and cytokinemia in patients with hematological malignancies was studied. Serum endotoxin and cytokines (tumor necrosis factor-alpha, interleukin-1 receptor antagonist, interferon-gamma, interleukin-6 and interleukin-10) were determined in 24 patients with hematological malignancies. Patients were included at start of fever (n = 18) or during a temperature peak during continuous fever (n = 6; time = 0). Blood was drawn for cultures at… CONTINUE READING