Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor as a marker for bacterial infection in neonates.

@article{Kennon1996GranulocyteCF,
  title={Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor as a marker for bacterial infection in neonates.},
  author={C Kennon and Gary D. Overturf and Samuel P. Bessman and Erika Sierra and Kenneth J. Smith and Benjamin S Brann},
  journal={The Journal of pediatrics},
  year={1996},
  volume={128 6},
  pages={765-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF) as an early marker of bacterial or fungal infection in neonates. STUDY DESIGN We measured G-CSF levels in infants of varying gestational and postnatal ages. We separated the infants into three groups: group 1, positive bacterial or fungal blood culture result; group 2, negative blood culture result but evidence of clinical sepsis; and group 3, negative blood culture result and no or weak evidence of sepsis. Comparison of mean… CONTINUE READING