Evaluation of C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and procalcitonin levels in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell recipients.

@article{Pihusch2006EvaluationOC,
  title={Evaluation of C-reactive protein, interleukin-6, and procalcitonin levels in allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell recipients.},
  author={Markus Pihusch and Rudolf Pihusch and Peter Fraunberger and Verena Pihusch and Reinhard Andreesen and H U Kolb and Ernst Holler},
  journal={European journal of haematology},
  year={2006},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={93-101}
}
BACKGROUND Prompt detection of transplant-related complications (TRC) as infections, acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD), microangiopathic hemolytic anemia, or veno-occlusive disease following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT) is essential. PATIENTS AND METHODS We conducted a prospective trial on clinical significance of C-reactive protein (CRP), interleukin-6 (IL-6) and procalcitonin (PCT) serum levels in TRC. A total of 350 stem cell recipients were admitted. CRP… CONTINUE READING

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